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Tanzania, as well as many other countries in the world, faces specific challenges due to climate change and the growth in population. Former forests (which were once a fertile living space for several species of animal and reptiles) have been cut down to create more space for farms to feed the community. Moreover, you can see visible changes all over the country in the environment. Some trees don’t get enough rain during the year anymore and sadly they eventually die. Trees, forests and a healthy environment are necassary for every community and humanity in general to produce fresh air and provide shade for appropriate living spaces for humans and animals.
This is why Gladness Pallangyo founded the Tengeru Cultural Tourism Program in 2006. She wanted to share her passion for environmental conservation with the community and visitors. She aims to continue educating herself as well as the society to reach more sustainability within her work and create awareness of the needs of the environment to create a greener place to live in. Her motto is: “Conserve Your Environment to Conserve You!” At Tengeru Environmental Conservation Program, visitors will see the Arushan environment on the beautiful slopes of Mount Meru. You will learn about the peculiarities of this area and the methods farmers use to protect the environment. At the end of the tour, every single visitor gets a certificate, promising that one tree will be planted in their name during the rain season. Members of the project start regular campaigns, where they educate the community as well as pupils about the necessity of their work and how every single person is able to participate.