08 Jul '11, 6pm

The Long and Winding Serengeti Road CoolGreenScience Nature Conservancy

The Long and Winding Serengeti Road CoolGreenScience Nature Conservancy

The global conservation community has been fighting a declaration from the government of Tanzania stating its intent to build a commercial road through Serengeti National Park . Recently, the government restated its position in a letter (PDF ) to the UN’s World Heritage Center: no commercial road will be built across the Serengeti. This letter should be seen as a win to the conservation community. Here’s what Frankfurt Zoological Society Director Markus Borner, who has been leading the charge to stop the road through the Serengeti, stated: “In a nutshell the conclusions were: All roads in the Serengeti National Park remain under the authority of Tanzania National Parks. No public/commercial roads. Park roads will be mainly for tourism and management. Commercial use is only an exception, and not more than at present. No tarmac in the ecological fragile zone outside the Nati...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/07/the-long-and-winding-seren...

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