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Serengeti National Park under critical threat?

This is worrying news for the Serengeti National Park. A proposed highway through the Serengeti threatens to upset the area’s ecosystem, according to 27 scientists writing in the scientific publication Nature.  Some predictions suggest that, if the road was to go ahead, the migrating wildebeest herds could drop from 1.3 million to as little as 300,000.  Pressure is mounting for the road to be built ahead of national elections as it has a perceived economic benefit, linking the coast of Tanzania with Lake Victoria, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Let’s hope that an alternative route, to the south of the park, will be deemed a more sensible option.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Thank you for this post! I really hope this won’t happen. I was in Tanzania this summer – the wildlife is so beautiful and I hope it will stay like this.

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