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Find out more about Tanzania’s forests and TFCG’s work from our reports and newsletters below.

TFCG’s Publications

The Arc Journal

The Arc Journal is TFCG’s English-language newsletter about forest conservation in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests. Get your copy here….

Edition 30 (2017): Tanzania's Nature Reserves.

Edition 29 (2014): Valuing the Arc.

Edition 28 (2013): Tanzania's Coastal Forests.
Edition 27 (2012): REDD Pilot Projects in Tanzania.
Edition 26 (2011): Forest Justice in Tanzania
Edition 25 (2010): 2010. Year of Biodiversity
Edition 24 (2009): REDD in Tanzania
Edition 23 (2009): Assessing CEPF and CMEAMF’s Legacy
Edition 22 (2008): CEPF’s Student Grants Programme
Edition 21 (2007): Participatory Forest Management: is it working?
Edition 20 (2007): CEPF’s investment in the Hotspot
Edition 19 (2005): State of the Arc
Edition 18 (2005): TFCG’s 20th Anniversary Edition
Edition 17 (2004): Illegal logging, mining and participatory forest resource assessments.
Edition 16 (2004): Illegal logging, mining, Minziro
Edition 15 (2003): Wildlife trade, Dar’s disappearing forests, Afrotheria

TFCG publishes its research through technical papers and in scientific journals. Find out more about our research by downloading our technical papers:


Technical papers

Lyimo, E. 2014. An analysis of the stakeholders and drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the South Nguru landscape. TFCG Technical paper 45. TFCG, DSM, TZ. 1-59.

Pallangyo, E.and N. Doggart. 2014. A survey of stakeholders' knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to the Eastern Arc Mountain and Coastal Forests of Tanzania, in 2012. TFCG Technical Paper 44.

Gwegime, J., M. Mwangoka, E. Mulungu, J. Latham, R.E. Gereau and N. Doggart (2014). The biodiversity and forest condition of Mamiwa-Kisara North Forest Reserve. TFCG Technical Paper 41. TFCG, DSM, Tz. 1-86 pp. 2.5 MB

Gwegime, J., Mwangoka, M., Mulungu, E., Perkin A. and K. Nowak (2013). The biodiversity and forest condition of Ruvu South Forest Reserve. TFCG Technical Paper 37. pdf 1.4 MB

Gwegime, J. Y., Mwangoka, M., Said, H.. Mulungu, E., Nowak, K. and N.Doggart, 2013. Two surveys of the plants, birds and forest condition of Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves in 2011 and 2012. TFCG Technical Paper 36. Pp 1 - 137. pdf 2.5 MB.

Seki, H., A. Bowkett, M. Bungard, N. Doggart and M. Menegon (2011). Current status of three hyper-endemic endangered amphibian species in the Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Tanzania. Tanzania Forest Conservation Group. pp. 1 – 12.

Wagner, S. and S. Lugazo (2011). Baseline Survey for the project 'Improving livelihood security and sustainability for rural communities in the Eastern Arc Mountains Project'. TFCG Technical Paper 33.

Wagner, S. and S. Lugazo (2011). Analysis of key stakeholders in the West Usambara Mountains of Korogwe and Lushoto. TFCG Technical Paper 32. 1.4 MB

Leonard, C., M. Mwangoka, V. Mkongewa, N. Doggart and H. Vihemaki (2010). Assessment of the biological values of different land cover types in the East Usambara Mountains of Tanzania.TFCG 2010, pp 1 – 91.

Lyimo, E. and H. Vihemaki (2010). Shughuli za kimaisha na thamani mbalimbali za bioanuwai katika mandhari ya Usambara Mashariki. Landscape Mosaics Project. 1 – 44.

Shemdoe, R. (2008). Analysis of market chain of commercialized biodiversity products in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanga, Tanzania. TFCG Technical Paper 20. DSM Tz. Pp 1 – 48.

Doggart, N., C. Leonard, A. Perkin, M. Menegon and F. Rovero (2008). The vertebrate biodiversity and forest condition of the North Pare Mountains. TFCG Technical Paper No 17. DSM, Tz. 1 – 79 pp.

Doggart, N. C. Leonard, A. Perkin, M. Menegon and F. Rovero (2008). The biodiversity and forest condition of Udzungwa Mountain Forests in Mufindi District. TFCG Technical paper No 18. DSM. Tz 1 – 142.

Forrester-Kibuga, K. D. Mlowe and N. Doggart (2007). Participatory environmental action plans for five villages surrounding Mafwomero Forest Reserve in the Rubeho Mountains. TFCG Technical Paper No 16. DSM Tz pp 1 – 41.

Forrester-Kibuga, K. D. Mlowe and N. Doggart (2007). Assessment of the socio-economic status of five villages surrounding Mafwomero Forest Reserve in the Rubeho Mountains. TFCG Technical Paper No 19. DSM Tz pp 1 – 39

Forrester-Kibuga, K. S. Mosha and N. Doggart (2007). Assessment of the socio-economic status of villages in the vicinity of the Songas pipeline in Rufiji and Kilwa District. TFCG Technical Paper No 13. DSM Tz pp 1 – 54.

Doggart, N. and D. Loserian (eds.) (2007). South Nguru Mountains: A Description of the biophysical landscape. TFCG Technical Paper No 11. DSM Tz pp 1 – 71.

Mosha, S., K. Forrester-Kibuga and N. Doggart (2007). Participatory natural resource management planning in seven villages in Rufiji and Kilwa Districts. TFCG Technical Paper No 15. DSM Tz pp 1 – 51.

Woodcock, K., C.K. Meshack and C. Bildsten (2006). Review of TFCG-Facilitated Participatory Forest Management in the Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests of Tanzania. TFCG Technical Paper No 14. DSM, Tz. 1 – 115 pp.

Mosha, S and N. Doggart (2006). Village selection report for the participatory natural resources planning project in Rufiji and Kilwa Districts. TFCG Technical Paper No 12. DSM Tz pp 1 – 11.

Doggart, N. (2003). Pande Game Reserve: A Biodiversity Survey. TFCG Technical Paper No 7. DSM, Tz. 1 – 100 pp.

Doody, K. (2002). An Assessment of the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group reforestation programme in the Southern Udzungwas. TFCG Technical Paper No 3. DSM, Tz. 1 - 84 pp.


Awareness raising materials

TFCG, 2017. Eco-Schools in Tanzania. An introductory leaflet. (English).

TFCG, 2017. Kiongozi cha uanzishwaji na uendeleazaji wa miradi midogo ya shule inayojali mazingira.

TFCG, 2017. Kiongozi cha mwalimu kwa shule inayojali mazingira na elimu kwa maendeleo endelevu.

TFCG, 2014. Awareness raising poster on tree planting and forest values.

TFCG. 2013. TFCG World Environment Day Leaflet 2013.

TFCG. 2012. Awareness raising poster on Uzungwa Scarp Forest in Swahili.

TFCG. 2011. Mwongozo kwa ajili ya klabu za mazingira katika shule za msingi. Dar es Salaam. pp 1 – 28.

TFCG. 2011. Awareness raising poster on participatory water management in Swahili.

TFCG. 2011. Awareness raising poster on conservation agriculture in Swahili.

TFCG. 2009. Elimu ya mazingira kwa shule ya msingi: kiongozi cha walimu. Environmental education for primary schools: teachers' manual. Toleo la Milima ya Tao la Mashiriki. 4.2 MB

TFCG, 2008. Rubeho and Mufindi Poster.
TFCG. 2008. Posters annotated in Swahili depicting animals endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains found in the Mufindi and Rubeho Mountains.

TFCG, 2008. Uluguru Fire Leaflet.
This leaflet provides information in Swahili about the causes of wild fires, the damage that wild fires can cause and ways of preventing wild fires.

TFCG, 2005. Conservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountain Forests Project Leaflet in Swahili.
This leaflet provides some introductory information on the Eastern Arc Mountains and the CMEAMF project.

TFCG, 2005. Eastern Arc Poster.
This poster provides an overview of the values and threats to the Eastern Arc Mountains.


Information about Tanzania's Nature Reserves

Mkingu Nature Reserve - Information for visitors

Chome Nature Reserve - Leaflet for Visitors

Kilombero Nature Reserve - Leaflet for Visitors

Magamba Nature Reserve - Leaflet for Visitors

Nilo Mountains Nature Reserve - Leaflet for Visitors

Uluguru Mountains Nature Reserve - Leaflet for Visitors

Tanzanian Nature Reserves - General Leaflet for Visitors

Tanzanian Nature Reserves - General Poster for Visitors