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Mountains Ecosystems

East African mountains provide indispensable goods and services for both highland and lowland communities, and harbor unique biodiversity, provide non-timber forest products, water, food and energy security at local, national and sub- regional levels.

Pressure from human activities and climate change is leading to rapid montane biodiversity loss, land degradation and increasing disasters, jeopardizing mountains’ capacity to support livelihoods.

East African mountain ranges are usually shared among several countries that have a need to strengthen capacity in research and evidence-based knowledge, create awareness, and formulate adequate laws, policies and institutions on mountains, including adopting transboundary and regional frameworks on sustainable management of African mountains ecosystems.

East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org