26 Jun '11, 2pm

Serengeti Highway Canned: Victory for Animals!

Serengeti Highway Canned: Victory for Animals!

In what is being called a victory for wildlife and natural resources, a large development project to create a highway through the Serengeti National Park has been called off . The proposed tar highway would have bisected the northern part of the park. This an area where the annual migration of wildebeests and zebra involves an enormous number of wild animals. “A commercial road would not only result in wildlife collisions and human injuries, but would serve to fragment the landscape and undermine the ecosystem in a variety of ways”, said Prof. Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes for the Zoological Society of London. (Source: Sciencedaily.com ) Habitat fragmentation plays a role in species becoming threatened or endangered because they can become isolated from one another and have less continuous land to feed and move within. In open land some species may ...

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