Tanzania has invited companies to bid for a large-scale logging project in the Selous game park which is is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the southern part of the country.
It intends to sell millions of trees in the 54,600 km² Selous game park, which is a Unesco world heritage centre.
Selous in southern Tanzania is home to black rhinos, elephants, lions, rare birds and other species. It has an exceptionally high variety of habitats, ranging from swamps to rain forests.
Conservationists have already expressed concern about plans to build a vast hydroelectric plant on a river in the game reserve.