Eastern Arc Mountains

The Endowment Fund

Downloads & Links

The Mountain Blocks:





   North Pare

   South Pare


   Taita Hills




   East Usambara

   West Usambara





Downloads and Links

Here you can access reports and GIS data for the Eastern Arc Mountains.

1) Importance of local forest benefits in the EAM (2014).

1) Distribution, occupancy and habitat of Grey-faced sengi (2013).

1) General Eastern Arc Mountains

2) Economic value of the Eastern Arc Mountains

3) Catchment Forest summary reports

4) Eastern Arc Mountains Conference 1997

5) Conservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountains Forest Project

6) KITE - York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems

7) Links to various organisations working in the Eastern Arc Mountains

8) And links to other general biodiversity websites of interest

9) Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund

10) Mountain Blocks

a. North Pare
b. South Pare
c. West Usambara
d. East Usambara
e. Nguu
f. Nguru
g. Uluguru
h. Ukaguru
i. Rubeho
j. Malundwe
k. Mahenge
l. Udzungwa
m. Taita

If you have any documents or links to relevant organisations suitable for this website that are not yet listed, please send an email with the details to the Executive Director at: eamcef@easternarc.or.tz

Downloads - Eastern Arc Mountains - General

Catchment Forest Summary Reports

Eastern Arc Mountains Conference 1997 Proceedings - Journal of East African Natural History 1998

Download the following papers as .pdf zip files:

Conservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountains Forests (CMEAMF)

    The Conservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountains Forests was a United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility (UNDP GEF) project that ran from 2004 to 2009.

Strategy downloads and links - CMEAMF

General Information - CMEAMF

Eastern Arc Strategy - CMEAMF

Thematic Conservation Strategies and Issues - CMEAMF

a. Maintaining biodiversity values

b. Improving the protected area network

c. Enhancing Participatory Forest Management

d. Reducing key threats

e. Increasing sources of sustainable funding

f. Enhancing Information, Education and Communication

Monitoring - CMEAMF

a. Baselines

b. Long term monitoring protocols

KITE - York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems

PhD theses

Links - Eastern Arc Mountains - General

  • Government of the United Republic of Tanzania Policies - this website provides downloads of government policies, including the new forest policy.
  • Eastern Arc Mountains Information Source - this website provides detailed information on the Eastern Arc Mountains as a whole.
  • Valuing the Arc - an international, collaborative, research programme involving experts from Tanzania, UK and the USA running from 2007-2012.
  • Centre for Applied Biodiversity Science have an interest in the Eastern Arc Mountains.
  • The Chicago Field Museum - Bill Stanley has been working with biologists from the University of Dar es Salaam, and more recently Tanzania National Parks, on the small mammals (shrews, bats, rodents, elephant shrews) of the montane regions of Tanzania. The major geographical emphasis of this research has been the Eastern Arc Mountains. Using a system of systematic surveys, Stanley and his colleagues are collecting material to document the natural history of these poorly known animals, as well as testing various hypotheses about the historical biogeography of the fauna. Results of these studies will provide critical information for the design of effective conservation strategies for the unique habitats of the Eastern Arc and other mountains of Tanzania.
  • The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is funding conservation and research activities in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya. Four organisations are working with CEPF to implement the investment programme in the Eastern Arc Mountains, these are:

Links to other sites of interest - Biological diversity

  • FAO Biological Diversity Homepage Includes information on FAO's activities related to biological diversity, including the Inter-Departmental Working Group (IDWG) on Biological Diversity for Food and Agriculture