CONSERVATION GROUPS & INFORMATION ABOUT FOREST RESOURCES
AfricanWebsites.net Excellent effort to pull together on one website all the conservation projects working to save specific species or areas of Africa. Country profiles provide information about every African country.
Sound and Fair is a campaign to realise a sustainable trade in African blackwood. Its goals are to 1) Provide local people with the security and support needed to harvest the trees at sustainable rates the sound part; 2) Help them get the best possible price for the wood the fair part.
Excellent Development is a charity planting trees and building small-scale dams in Africa, which help to create an "oasis" of water and trees in semi-arid areas. Our work improves degraded environments whilst at the same time helps disadvantaged communities to increase incomes, food security and water supplies.
Dalbergia Preservation A grassroots effort to preserve, reforest and promote sustainable resourcing of the Dalbergia species, the rosewood trees, in Brazil. Focusing on Dalbergia nigra, Brazilian Rosewood, an endangered species now outlawed in international trade, and other Brazilian rosewood species, such as Tulipwood, Dalbergia frutescans, Kingwood, Dalbergia cearensis, and Amazon Rosewood, Dalbergia spruceana.
Conservation Online An interactive wildlife, environmental and cultural experience designed to raise awareness of global conservation issues by highlighting the solutions put forward by a variety of conservation organisations to a number of ongoing problems.
The Mountain Forum This is a global network of individuals and organizations concerned with mountain cultures, environment and development. The mission of the Mountain forum is to provide a forum for information sharing, mutual support and advocacy.
Nile Basin Society This is a discussion forum whose mission is to increase the awareness of the Nile River water crisis, and develop a widely shared vision of a desirable, sustainable water future between Nile riparian countries and help them in the way to get there.
Forest Conservation Links a reviewed Forest Conservation search space - browse by category, or search the entire content of the best Internet scientific & advocacy resources.
African Rainforest Conservancy ARC works to conserve and restore African rainforests among the oldest and most biodiverse in the world -- through training, community development, education and research and empowering local men, women, and children, to preserve their natural heritage for all present and future generations.
Tree Conservation List of links to resources on tree conservation, its benefits, ideas for implementing tree conservation, activities for kids and conservation groups and programs.
African Wildlife and Conservation Resources is a new comprehensive resource on African wildlife, its environment and conservation. The Guide to Internet Resources has been developed to consolidate the growing number of information sources relating to African wildlife and conservation available on the Internet.
Fauna and Flora International/SoundWood
The Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative Very important ongoing mpingo conservation, development and research project in Lindi region of southern Tanzania.
Eco-Portal The EnvironmentalSustainability.Info Source The Eco-portal is the Internet's most comprehensive environmental resource ever, linking and providing full text search capabilities for the entire contents of over 3,000 reviewed Internet sites related to environmental sustainability. The site tracks the latest environmental news stories which are updated several times daily.
Forest Conservation Portal The Forest Conservation Portal provides vast rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news & information, including the ability to fully search reviewed forest conservation information on the Internet. The mission of Forests.org is to contribute to ending deforestation, preserving old-growth forests, conserving all forests, maintaining climatic systems and commencing the age of ecological restoration.
Forests, Trees and People Network for sharing information on improving community forestry activities
Rainforest Action Network
The Forest Stewardship Council
Certified Forest Products Council (was Good Wood Alliance before Sept. 1997 merger)
JUST FORESTSIrish Woodworkers for Africa
The World Conservation Monitoring Centre(WCMC)
WCMC Tree Conservation Information Service/World List of Threatened Trees
UN FAO Report The State of the World's Forests 2001
UN FAO Report The State of the World's Forests 2001 Country Report for Tanzania
National Tree Seed Programme of Tanzania
Tanzania Botanical Training Programme
College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka Located on the Mweka Route at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Established in 1963 with the aim of providing training for employees of, and those seeking employment in, game parks, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks throughout the African continent. Webpage contains an excellent list of links about Tanzania including maps, wildlife and conservation areas, etc.
Miombo CD Excellent GIS Databases of information about Miombo woodlands where Mpingos grow
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Agenda 21, Chapt. 11-Deforestation
AllAfrica.com the leading provider of African news and information worldwide, which also provides a daily updated page with environmental news headlines from African newspapers located on the ABCP site.
The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment fo rall living things.
ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE ABCP ON THE WWW
AllAfrica.com article about the
Spirit of the Land Award
Pambazuka News article about the Spirit of the Land Award
Arusha Times article about the Spirit of the Land Award
NewAfrica.com article about the Spirit of the Land Award
IRINNews.org (United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks) article about the Spirit of the Land Award
INFORMATION ABOUT AFRICAN BLACKWOOD
Species Information page for Dalbergia Melanoxylon
Dalbergia melanoxylon: valuable wood from a neglected treeA Guide to nitrogen-fixing trees
African Blackwood / GrenadilloFacts about the Wood
Geographic Overviews of AfricaA weekly Internet magazine for people who want to learn about Africa
Global Trees Campaigninformation page about African Blackwood
International Trade in African Blackwood, Jenkins, Oldfield & Aylett (2003), Fauna & Flora International Report.
Ebony, Music and Deforestation in East AfricaThe Trade and Environmental Database (TED) is a unique inventory of the impacts of trade on environment, culture and a variety of other issues.
USING AFRICAN BLACKWOOD IN ART & MUSIC
Mpingo: The Tree That
Makes MusicTelevision Trust for the Environment distributes this video.
People and Plants OnlineDepletion of Hardwoods for the Carving Trade in Kenya
Article on Carving Wood Shortage in Kenya
"Ebony on the Edge" Newspaper Article from the San Francisco Chronicle (Sept. 18, 2000)
The Bayly Museum Makonde Carvings
Makonde "Tree of Life" Sculpture
Makonde Carvings from East Africa
Tanzania and Kenya; Artistry in Ebony; Carvings Tell Lyrical Tales of African Odysseys and Attitudesdated travel article from LA Times, but some useful information about Makonde carvings.
Blackwood in Ornamental Turning
Casey Burns Wind Instrument Maker
Conservation and Musical Instrument Making
Buffet Crampon Green Line Clarinets
Unsound Reasoning Are wind musicians loving tropical woods to death? (Scientific American, Mar. 1998)
Hanson International Makers of woodwind instruments from mpingo and alternative materials
Oboeist Brenda Schuman-Post discusses the historic and current status of African Blackwood, and presents social and environmental issues surrounding this vulnerable and valuable tree.
Mpingo used in manufacture of Chadash Clarinets.
MAKERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS SUPPORTING THE ABCP
CondinoLuthier of Mandolin, Guitar and Double Bass
Stanbridge Drum Company A donation is made to the ABCP by Pete Stanfield every time he sells a drum made of African Blackwood.
INFORMATION ABOUT TANZANIA
CIA World Factbook - US Government country intelligence agency profile of Tanzania
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