14 Apr '11, 7pm

From the Serengeti to Lake Natron: is the Tanzanian government aiming to destroy its wildlife and lands?

From the Serengeti to Lake Natron: is the Tanzanian government aiming to destroy its wildlife and lands?

Serengeti road project opposed by 'powerful' tour company lobby (03/16/2011) Government plans to build a road through Serengeti National Park came up against more opposition this week as the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators (Tato) came out against the project, reports The Citizen . Tato, described as powerful local lobby group by the Tanzanian media, stated that the road would hurt tourism and urged the government to select a proposed alternative route that would by-pass the park. Tato's opposition may signal a shift to more local criticism of the road as opposition against the project has come mostly from international environmentalists, scientists, and governments. First International Serengeti Day hopes to halt road project (02/23/2011) On March 19th the conservation organization, Serengeti Watch, is planning the world's first International Serengeti Day to celeb...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0414-hance_tanzania_gov.html

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