Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Major Threat to the Greatest Animal Migration on Earth

I just returned from leading one of my photo tours in Serengeti and discovered a major tragedy in the making. This is the biggest threat to the Serengeti ecosystem in decades. A major highway (in red on the map) is planned to cut across the migration path of millions of animals. (The migration paths are the colored arrows) This high speed highway could have hundreds of trucks each day. Imagine the wildlife carnage from these speeding trucks. The road would also be the perfect pathway for a huge increase in poaching in the Serengeti.
Big money interests appear to be behind this.
There is a safer alternative route (in light green on the map) that bypasses Serengeti altogether.
If you care about this incredible ecosystem, email the Tanzanian Embassy right away and let them know that this would be one of the greatest wildlife disasters in history.
Here's another address, Tanzania National Parks:
They probably won't do anything, but may pass it on to higher ups and it may make them realize this is a major international crisis that could have great impact on tourism!
Suggest to them that the effect on tourism alone would be enormous if the great migration were to be altered or destroyed!
We are setting up a special Facebook page dealing with this - check here for details.
Help Save the Serengeti. Click Here
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  1. You should see about posting a petition on to gain support and more people will write!

  2. Prof. Bernhard Grzimek once saved the Serengeti and his son lost his life there.
    He would turn in his grave.

  3. if anything that is likely to seriously threaten the serengeti ecosystem can be done the most well known wildlife reserve/park in Africa and probably among the best in the World....I can not imagine what will happen to the less known parks!!