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MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM
TANZANIA FOREST SERVICES AGENCY
NATURE FOREST RESERVES
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    Tanzania Nature Forest
    Reserves
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    Tanzania Nature Forest
    Reserves
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    Tanzania Nature Forest
    Reserves

Forest Nature Reserve Summary Information

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Magamba Nature Forest Reserve (MNFR) is a state owned forest reserve in Lushoto District managed by Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS) and it has been designated as Nature Forest Reserve since March 2016.
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Uzungwa Scarp Nature Forest Reserve (USNFR) covers an area of of 32,763.2 ha with boundary length of about 126 km. It is located in the southern highlands of Tanzania within Kilolo,Mufindi, and Kilombero districts.
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The reserve has exceptional conservation values that include a rain forest, biological diversity, endemic, endangered and threatened flora and fauna, water catchment and soil conservation values.
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About Nature Forest Reserve

The Forest Nature Reserve (NFR) category of protected area (PA) offers the highest level of protection under the National Forest Act of Tanzania. FNRs are state-owned and are managed by the Tanzania Forest Services (TFS) Agency. No extraction of woody or animal species is allowed in these FNRs and activities are generally restricted to research, education and nature-based tourism. Todate, Twelve (12) FNRs of Amani (8,380ha); Uluguru (24,115ha); Kilombero (134,511ha); Nilo (6,225ha); Rungwe (13,652ha); Magamba (9,283ha); Chome (14,283ha) and Mkingu (23,388ha); Uzungwa Scarp (32,763ha), Rondo Plateau (14,000ha); Minziro (25,000ha) and Mount Hanang (5,871ha) have been fully proclamation as NFRs. An ongoing process to submit a dossier to the UNESCO Commission for advancing a number of these NFRs to a World Heritage Status (WH) is at an advanced stage.The ongoing process to review and ultimately re-submit the dossier to the UNESCO at a later stage accordingly, is at a higher status.

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