The Serengeti is part of the natural wonder of our world but the Tanzanian government is thinking of building a highway which will cut through the Northern part of the Serengeti. This is very bad news to the animals, migrating herds, ecosystem and to our environment. Already 60 % of the animals in the Serengeti have vanished.
We need all the help possible to spread the word on stopping the Serengeti Highway.
It’s being described as the greatest threat in the Serengeti’s history — a commercial highway in the direct path of ancient wildlife migration routes.
The government of Tanzania recently approved a major commercial truck corridor across the Serengeti National Park.
Conservation organizations have warned that this highway would be devastating. The Frankfurt Zoological Society, which has been the primary supporter of the Serengeti for the past 50 years, has stated,
“We sincerely believe that the road will have disastrous effects on the entire ecosystem. The northern parts of the Serengeti and the adjacent Masai Mara are critical for the wildebeest and zebra migration during the dry season, as it is the only permanent year-round water source for these herds. “
Conservation organizations, travel companies and tourism associations around the world are asking the government of Tanzania to stop the plan and choose an alternate route.
Opponents agree that there is already too much commercial traffic going through the central Serengeti on its way to western Tanzania, and say a route is needed to link this area. They recognize the government of Tanzania’s duty to work for development and human welfare in all areas of the country.
However, we are all are asking the government to adopt another proposal, which offers a safer alternative route to the south which bypasses Serengeti altogether.
Learn more and join a petition to stop the highway.
If you believe that this is something you’d like to speak up for please post this on your page.
And last but not least I would like to end this with a beautiful quote:
‘Saving wildlife and wilderness is the responsibility of all thinking people. Greed and personal gain must not be permitted to decimate, despoil and destroy the earth’s irreplaceable treasure for its existence is essential to the human spirit and the well-being of the earth as a whole. All life has just one home - the earth - and we as the dominant species must take care of it.’
Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick
Thank you for reading this on behalf of everyone who is trying to help save the most gorgeous place on our planet the Serengeti (The land of the great plains).
Kindest regards and warmest blessings,