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Tanzania: The World Bank suspends funding to conservation project and investigates eviction allegations

Added 2024-04-26

Description

Following a year of campaigning by the Oakland Institute, the World Bank has suspended funding for the Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth (REGROW) project in southern Tanzania. The US$150 million project’s key objective is to improve management of natural resources and tourism assets in Ruaha National Park, Africa's largest. A World Bank delegation is now heading to Tanzania to investigate allegations that 21,000 people will be forcibly evicted to expand the park's boundaries.

Location

Tanzania
Ruaha National Park