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>Proposed Serengeti Road Canceled!

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Serengeti Migration

I came across this article, dated 24.06.2011, today.

Proposed Serengeti Road Canceled!
6/24/2011

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.

For more information check out this link:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0623-hance_serengeti_road.html


Megan Brown
Defenders of wildlife

http://www.transwildalliance.org/blog/?eid=90

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

20 thoughts on “>Proposed Serengeti Road Canceled!

  1. What a much better idea. Prayer works and is seen to work!
    This way the animals will be left alone and the people in the villages on route will benefit.

    Much more sensible

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  2. Before the Europeans came to North America it is said there were 2 million buffalo roaming the Great Plains of the USA. Their planned extermination in late 1800’s as an indirect genocide against Native Americans reduced to herds to about 5,000 at the end of the 18th Century. I think we preserve two major herds now at about 6,000.

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  3. Thank God there remain some folk in the world with common sense.
    Thanks for letting us know, Denise.

    John

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  4. That’s such fantastic news!

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  5. HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH!!!
    I am so happy to hear this. A true win for conservation.
    It has made my day to read this!

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  6. I know! It is such great news!

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  7. Greetings! I simply want to offer a huge thumbs up for the great stuff you have got here on this post. I’ll be coming back again to the blog for more very soon.

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  8. Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked it. 😀

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  9. Hallelujah… besides, are those people crazy? Hitting a puny little white tale deer at highway speeds here will throw you through the windshield, I can’t imagine slamming into a Rhinoceros… wait, do they have Rhinos there? Looks like a place Rhinos would roam.

    ” Home, home on the range, where the Fords and the Rhinoceros’s roam”

    Funny, those lyrics just don’t seem to fit together that way… But,probably better than real cars and Rhinos would though.

    God Bless
    keep up the wonderful work.

    paul

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    • Nice to see you again, Paul. Hope all is well with you, my friend. I think it would be equally scary running (literally) into a rhino, an elephant, a buffalo… we’d all end up the same way! Thanks… God bless you.

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