Sokoine University of Agriculture

Extent of illegal harvesting on availability of timber species in Nyanganje Forest Reserve, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Makero, J. S.
dc.contributor.author Malimbwi, R. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-27T09:12:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-27T09:12:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1284
dc.description International Forestry Review Vol.14(2), 2012 177 Forestry Training Institute, Olmotonyi, P.O.Box 943, Arusha, Tanzania and Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P. O. Box 3013, Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was conducted to determine the extent of illegal harvesting of timber species in Nyanganje Forest Reserve (NFR). Data on the extent of timber stocks harvested illegally in NFR were collected using both socio-economic and ecological surveys. Linear regression analysis showed that extraction of timber species in NFR mostly occurs at the roadside. The mean annual quantity of wood harvested illegally was estimated to be 6.2 m3 per ha. Although the NFR has high potential of timber species (standing stock of 119 m3 per ha), this is threatened by the high demand for timber species. Illegal harvesting of timber species is likely in NFR because the Government is providing few resources to safeguarding this reserve. Therefore, some arrangement from the Government is immediately needed to rescue this reserve and ensure its sustainability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioOne en_US
dc.subject Timber en_US
dc.subject Nyaganje en_US
dc.subject Illegal en_US
dc.subject Nyanganje Forest Reserve en_US
dc.subject Harvest en_US
dc.subject extent en_US
dc.title Extent of illegal harvesting on availability of timber species in Nyanganje Forest Reserve, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1505/146554812800923372 en_US


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