Kimboza Project 2000: the conservation values and status of Kimboza Forest Reserve, Tanzania

Daniel Shilla

Kimboza project 2000 comprises team of students from the University of Dar es Salaam and Forest conservationists from the Ministry of Natural resources and Tourism, Tanzania. The project team will research the distribution, ecology and status of the Kimboza forest Reserve's threatened forest and endemic species already mentioned (in species/ habitat involved) above. The data obtained will be used to produce conservation recommendations facilitating the means to protect the area. The area will be surveyed several times during rainy season and during drought season to investigate human activities in the forest. Breeding season surveys will be done to provide quantitative assessment of the conservation status of Kimboza's threatened lowland avi-fauna. Team members will receive training in fieldwork skills aiming to create a competent team in field research. Environmental education and team members participating in education scheme will increase awareness of conservation values needed for Kimboza Forest Reserve. The project's vital work is to give priority and preparing relevant managerial documentation needed to the area. A full report will be produced within a year and relevant Environmental conservation lists in Tanzania notified the findings, results and recommendations.