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Greenbelt Restoration in Tanzania’s Safari Capital

Tanzania’s bustling northern safari capital of Arusha boasts that it is producing its own green public oasis at Themi Living Garden, thanks to the City Council and Oikos East Africa for partnering in the project.

Oikos East Africa is an Arusha-based non-governmental organization promoting the protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources as tools for fighting against poverty.

Speaking during the World Environmental Day celebrations yesterday, Silvia Ceppi, the Scientific Advisor with Oikos East Africa, said the project was evidence that good governance paid off.

“What we enjoy today at the Themi Living Garden is the efforts of a tireless team of women who turned a highly degraded and insecure patch of urban forest into a safe, green public oasis,” she said.

Roman Boed

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