Researchers from SUA have participated in a collaborative research and published a peer review article titled Inequitable Gains and Losses from Conservation in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
It has been published in very good journal, Springer. The summary of the journal article is shared by Terna Gyuse and found on the below link https://news.mongabay.com/2023/10/world-owes-it-to-tanzania-to-keep-eastern-arc-forests-standing-study-shows/
Tanzania’s Eastern Arc’s evergreen forests provide carbon sequestration that the world benefits, yet it’s local communities alone who shoulder the costs of keeping the forests standing. The authors of a new study recommend that international investments in conservation within the Eastern Arc worth $2 billion need to be made over the next 20 years. Without this, the authors say, the mountains’ forests and their extraordinary levels of biodiversity will be lost or degraded as local communities convert them to agricultural land or harvest timber from them.
for more information, read the published journal article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10640-023-00798-y