The great Serengeti is in grave danger. Watch this clip, and join Serengeti Watch. The proposed highway will mean the end of the Serengeti as we know it — the end of the animals, the destruction of a vital ecosystem. Listen to this clip, and join Serengeti Watch — a group that is raising awareness around the world and coordinating an effort to fight the highway.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder of the world. The Serengeti is now in grave danger. The Tanzanian government has approved a highly controversial measure to build a highway that cuts through the migration corridor for millions of wildebeest and zebra. This highway will likely mean the ultimate destruction of the migration, the wildlife, the villages that depend on the tourist trade, and a delicate ecosystem that keeps our planet in balance.
See a clip of the migration in the video below, and an interview with African Wildlife Foundation CEO Patrick Bergin, Ph.D., in which he explains why and how the proposed highway can be rerouted.
Every spring, out here on this endless sheet of yellow grass, two million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and other grazers march north in search of greener pastures, with lions and hyenas stalking them and vultures circling above.
It is called the Great Migration, and it is widely considered one of the most spectacular assemblies of animal life on the planet.
But how much longer it will stay that way is another matter. Tanzania’s president, Jakaya Kikwete, plans to build a national highway straight through the Serengeti park, bisecting the migration route and possibly sending a thick stream of overloaded trucks and speeding buses through the traveling herds.