Proposed Serengeti Road Canceled!
In a huge victory to conservation, tourism and one of the greatest migrations on earth, the Tanzanian government has announced they will not be building the controversial road through Serengeti National Park. Back in April I wrote this blog post detailing the negative effects this road would have on this ecosystem. It looks like, at least for now, the wildlife in this beautiful National Park can continue to follow their traditional migrations through the landscape in search of fertile grasslands.
The new plans for the road have a paved road leading up the Park boundaries. The road within the park will remain gravel and will only be used for tourism and administrative activities, not as a thoroughfare for high volumes of traffic. As of right now the Tanzanian government is looking into a southern route around the park that would give rural communities with the much needed access to goods and services in the area.
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