02 Jul '11, 6pm

Richard Leakey comments on the Serengeti Highway

Richard Leakey comments on the Serengeti Highway

How do tourists view the Serengeti? (06/27/2011) Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, an immense expanse of East African savanna, is a world famous tourist destination because of its plentiful megafauna, particularly the great migrating herds of wildebeest. Yet despite huge visitor numbers and the annual revenue of millions of US dollars, local poverty and increasing population continue to imperil the reserve. A new study in mongabay.com's open-access journal Tropical Conservation Science found that while tourists to the Serengeti overall report a high degree of satisfaction with their trip, they are concerned about the future of the ecosystem. Serengeti road cancelled (06/23/2011) In what is a victory for environmentalists, scientists, tourism, and the largest land migration on Earth, the Tanzanian government has cancelled a commercial road that would have cut through the...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0702-hance_serengeti_leakey...

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