09 May '11, 4pm

Fight for flamingos: Tanzania to mine in world's most important flamingo breeding ground

Fight for flamingos: Tanzania to mine in world's most important flamingo breeding ground

From the Serengeti to Lake Natron: is the Tanzanian government aiming to destroy its wildlife and lands? (04/14/2011) What's happening in Tanzania? This is a question making the rounds in conservation and environmental circles. Why is a nation that has so much invested in its wild lands and wild animals willing to pursue projects that appear destined not only to wreak havoc on the East African nation's world-famous wildlife and ecosystems, but to cripple its economically-important tourism industry? The most well known example is the proposed road bisecting Serengeti National Park, which scientists, conservationists, the UN, and foreign governments alike have condemned. But there are other concerns among conservationists, including the fast-tracking of soda ash mining in East Africa's most important breeding ground for millions of lesser flamingo, and the recent announcemen...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0509-hance_flamingos.html

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