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Loima, Lorosuk, Sepich in Suk; Kula!, Nyiru, Ndoto,
Lerochi and Mathews in East Turkana. Dry forest,
much Juniperus. Need for overview of conservation
needs and enhanced status for key sites. Mt Kula! is a
Biosphere Site.
8. Marsabit, Easten Province. NR of 200 ha; needs
extension to cover most of the biogeographically
interesting Olea forest.
9. Mount Elgon, Nyanza Province. NP. Some good
forest in the national park, 170 km 2 , which may need
extension to protect the lower altitude forest values
from growing resource pressures. Joint planning with
adjacent Uganda forest conservation agencies would be
10. Nairobi Forests, Nairobi and Cenral Prov-
inces. FRs, part of Nairobi NP, and unreserved
fragments. Relict patches of Croton forest. Need to plan
long-term conservation requirements.
isolated mountains rising up to 2700 m a.s.l. from dry
bushland, e.g. Loliondo, Elsimingor, Monduli, Long-
ido, Lolkisale, etc. Dry forest including Olea, Juniperus
communities. All areas under severe and growing threat
from fire, grazing and fe lling. Conservation interests
should select key areas and plan long-term
5. Mt Hanang, Singida Region. FR. Isolated old
volcano, relict dry forest. Greenway (1955). Urgently
needs biological survey.
6. Marang and Nou Forests, Arusha Region. FRs
and part of Marang now in Manyara NP.
7. Minziro Forest, West Lake Region. FR. On
Uganda border, quite distinct from other Tanzanian
forest communities, 250 km 2 • Much Swamp Forest
(1200 m as!), with lowland Podocarpus (Lind &
Morrison, 1974). Recent survey shows many new bird,
mammal and butterfly species for Tanzania (N. Baker
pers. comm.). Still poorly described and a need for
conservation planning.
8. Mbisi Forest, Sumbawanga Region. FR, 26 km 2
Isolated forest on Ufipa Plateau (2300 m a.s.l.),
surrounded by forb-rich grassland. Red colobus pop-
ulation and interesting bird community (Rodgers et al. ,
9. Mahale Mountains NP, Kigoma Region. Gui-
neo-Congolian affinities. Many fragmented forest
patches in woodland area rising from shores of Lake
Tanganyika. Only locality for several plant, butterfly
and bird species. Rich primate fauna. IUCN, 1987.
10. ligi Thickets, Singida Region. NO STATUS.
Extensive areas of closed thicket (<8 m tall) on
hardpan soils. Many endemic plant species in an
unusual and disinctive community. A large and
representative sample should be protected as a matter
of urgency.
Non-Easten Arc Forests, Tanzania
1. Mount Meru NP, Arusha Region. Diverse forest
communities, well protected. No resource description
2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Region. FR and
tiny area of NP. The national park covers the high
altitude moorland and afro-alpine areas, but only
cosmetic narrow forest corridors along tourist paths.
Good forest, but low diversity and limited endemism.
Forest area needs further protection (Newmark,
l 99lb).
3. Ngorongoro Massif, Northen Highlands FR,
Arusha Region. Conservaion Area. Forest area over
300 km 2 Croton up to Cassipourea, Nuxia and then
Hagenia, Ekebergia communities, etc. at higher levels.
Bamboo and Juniperus on drier slopes.
4. Masailand Mts, Arusha Region. FRs. Several
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