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SAVE THE SERENGETI

Friday, December 31st, 2010

 

 

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.


 

 

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SAVE THE SERENGETI

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

 

SAVE THE SERENGETI


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.

 


 

 

See Save the Serengeti for information on how you can help!

 

The proposed highway could destroy a major carbon sink — The Ecologist

 


Alternate Route Presentation by the Frankfurt Zoological Society

 

Jane Goodall response to Save The Serengeti Highway 

 

New York Times article

 

African Wildlife Foundation official position 

on the proposed Serengeti Highway

 

 

 

 

Map showing proposed northern route (red)

and the alternate southern route (green)


PLEASE WRITE to your Tanzanian Ambassador now!

  Find sample letter and addresses here.


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Serengeti Road Plan Offers Prospects and Fears

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

 

Serengeti Road Plan Offers Prospects and Fears


By Jeffrey Gettleman

October 30, 2010

NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

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.

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