| Share facebook twitter | RSS

5
Comments

ambassador Report View

[March Thematic Report]-Kilimanjaro national park and wildlife reserve report

by Baraka E Urio | 19-03-2023 00:38 recommendations 1

INTRODUCTION.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania's most famous tourist attraction, is the African continent's highest peak at 5895 meters. Kilimanjaro National Park was established and registered in 1973 under the supervision of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), a division of Tanzania's National Park Authorities (TANAPA).

From the lowest to the highest point, the mountain is surrounded by a massive forest reserve with five major vegetation zones: montane forest, alpine desert forest, summit forest, heath, and Mooran forest. The majority of wildlife species, primarily mammals and hundreds of plant species, are found in the lower zone of montane forest.


IMPORTANCES OF WILDLIFE IN KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN. 1. The accumulation of forest reserves around Kilimanjaro mountain

creates equatorial climatic conditions, which improves the
appearance
of the mountain's snow shine.

2.The presence of mammals, particularly elephants, monkeys,
Zebras, Giraffes, buffalo, and antelopes, improves the ecosystem
of the Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve. 

3. Mount Kilimanjaro's green appearance is improved by
vegetation around it.

THREATS TO KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN WILDLIFES

1. Population growth around Mount Kilimanjaro-Because areas around

Mount Kilimanjaro are more fertile due to good soil profile from

volcanic soil formation, this causes land invasion which was reserved

as a forest and park reserve, endangering wildlife in the reserves.

Population growth in the mountain area leads to deforestation for

settlement development, which devastates the ecosystem in the

Kilimanjaro area.

2.Vegetation cover-Areas around Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are
covered by Chagga tribe individuals who are large cultivators of
banana and coffee plantations. As time passes, the rate of green
cultivation of banana and coffee plantations fades away, reducing
the green climatic conditions around the mountain areas (Rainfall
scarcity), affecting the entire ecosystem around the Kilimanjaro
mountain.

3.Fire outbreak-This is one of the most recent problems now, last two
months there was a fire incidence around the mountain that burned
the forest reserve for more than a week -THIS IS DANGEROUS,
this problem is still experienced heavily around this areas,
"My fellow ambassadors, we need to raise our voice for this",
fire outbreaks destroy a lot of wildlife and wild settlements around
the mountain, this will also cause the extinction of other flora species
around the world.


4.Climate change is a global problem that affects wild plants and animals
all over the world. Water bodies around national parks all over the
world are experiencing severe drought, causing hundreds of wildlife
to perish. Global warming affects Mount Kilimanjaro's ice and the
overall Kilimanjaro region temperature. According to climate data,
the Kilimanjaro region is one of the hottest regions in Tanzania, which
is the opposite of what it used to be.

CONCLUSION. 

Kilimanjaro National Park and Wildlife Reserve is vulnerable to climate change, which threatens the survival of the most primitive wild creations.


PLEASE PROTECT OUR NATURE.


 
Kilimanjaro fire incidence-source BBCKilimanjaro reserve was on fire-Picture from TANAPA Kilimanjaro national park-Source-KINAPA

Baraka EUrio

  • Tanzania E-gen Ambassador Baraka E Urio
 
 

5 Comments

Baraka E Urio

  • Baraka E Urio says :
    Thanks you much sir.
    Posted 27-03-2023 17:44

James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello Baraka! This is your mentor James.

    I love the fact that you have related the March theme with your representative region! Tanzania truly consists of world-class natural attraction sites including the great Kilimanjaro mountain. No wonder such enriched biodiversity can be seen in the region.

    However, it is also saddening that this beautiful natural environment is being threatened by multiple factors, where 3 out of 4 causes originating from human activities. Thus, it seems that means to protect this wildlife from those threats are urgently needed.

    Thank you for this inspiring report! Looking forward to see more of your writing.
    Posted 27-03-2023 14:29

Prince Foley

  • Prince Foley says :
    Beautiful writeup
    Posted 21-03-2023 16:54

Baraka E Urio

Chananan Piriyalertsak

Post a comment

Please sign in

Opportunities

The Bow Seat Fellowship Grant Program
Date: 15/03/2023 to TBD
Type: Online

WIKI LOVES AFRICA 2023 : CLIMATE & WEATHER
Date: 01/03/2023 to 30/04/2023
Type: Online

  • attendance banner

Resources