Climate and human pressures on Kilimangaro

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is unique for its inactive volcano surrounded by forests and plains, and covered by snow. 

Snow and ice cover on Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 2000

Recent drought has killed hundreds of cattle and wildlife and the ice cap on the highest peak in Africa is continuing to melt. The fact that the area bordering with the park is the most densely populated in the country is adding to the challenges this World Heritage site is facing.

Ephraim Mwangomo, Park Ecologist at Tanzania National Parks tells more about the threats to Kilimanjaro and the benefits of the park's natural resources to the local communities.



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World Heritage
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