High School ECOSOC - UN Forum on Forests
United Republic of Tanzania


Lucy Knudsen
United States

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Committee: Forum on Forests

Country: Tanzania

School: Wilmington Friends School

Name: Lucy Knudsen

Although Tanzania has struggled with the diminution of forests for centuries, deforestation rates have increased steadily since 2000. This increase in deforestation has led to the extinction of several species, soil erosion, and flooding. Upon first glance, it may seem as though Tanzania’s forests are well protected, seeing as 40% of the country is preserved in parks. However, forests are increasingly threatened by firewood collection by the growing population, the commercial timber industry and the agriculture ...