News Story: UN launches new project to conserve Mt. Kilimanjaro


Ten million more US dollars have been granted to finance the conservation project of Mount Kilimanjaro and its surrounding ecosystem, according to reports reaching here on Saturday.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched this week the second phase of the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Project in Moshi of northern Tanzania.

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The conservation project, known as COMPACT, runs from 2005 to 2009 and gets the 10-million-dollar grant from the United Nations Foundation and Global Environment Facility.

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