Tanzania: Prime Minister Warns of Effects of Climate Change

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has warned here that many of the protected areas - national parks and world heritage sites found in Tanzania and other African states - are susceptible to effects of climate change, treasure trove and civil conflicts.

He raised the concern during the official opening of the International Conference on “Safe guarding African World Heritage; as driver of Sustainable Development,” organised by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the government of Tanzania.

“While Tanzania is doing the best in preserving the seven world heritage sites mapped within the country, it is important to raise awareness of factors that threaten these coveted places, including effects of climate change, increasing population and related human activities as well as huge development projects,” he said.

Jarod Carruthers

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