Tanzania Forest Services Agency

Amani Nature Reserve

The Tanzania Forest Services (TFS) Agency mandate is to sustainably manage national forest and bee resources through conservation, development and utilisation.

Vision

‘To be a leading center of excellence in sustainable management of forest and bee resources.’

Mission

‘To sustainably manage the national forest and bee resources in order to contribute to the social, economic, ecological and cultural needs of present and future generations.’

Core values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Team work
  • Customer focus
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Efficiency and effectiveness

Core assets
Main assets under the Agency’s mandate include 506 natural forest reserves covering an area of 13.6 million ha, six declared bee reserves with a total area of 3,973.93 ha and three proposed bee reserves covering an area of 21,456 ha. Currently, there are 16 forest plantations with a planted area of 91,605 ha; 12,000 ha of a new Mbizi forest plantation; and 10,000 ha of Wino forest plantation under establishment. TFS has jurisdiction for the management of forests on general land with a total area of 2.7 million ha.

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TFS endeavours to improve the management and production capacity of both natural and plantation forests and apiaries. These improvements include resources assessment, increasing the area of forest plantations, mapping and consolidation of forest reserves and encouraging private sector and community tree planting. TFS will also strengthen its efforts to assure ecosystem stability and conservation of forest biodiversity as well as water catchment and soil through improved forest management and enhanced protection efforts.

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