Save the Serengeti

Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 03/4/11

The government of Tanzania’s proposal to construct a road through the Serengeti national park has caused major outrage among conservationists because the plan would hinder the annual migration of some 2 million wildebeests, as well as impact many other species. Recently the World Bank has offered to finance and help design an alternative road project that would still reach the development goals of the government while preserving the integrity of the park and the migration paths of its many inhabitants. As of yet President Jakaya Kikwete has defended the proposal stating the road would not hurt the Serengeti and would ease the transportation problems faced by many poor communities that surround the park.  Read more about the proposed road and join the Facebook community to Stop the Serengeti Highway >