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Conservation Issues in Tanzania


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Cal
- 1209 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Why is a nation that has so much invested in wild lands and wild animals pursuing projects that researchers say will not only gravely harm some of the nation's world-famous wildlife and ecosystems, but also undercut its economically-important tourism indu



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Simone D. (1485)
Wednesday June 8, 2011, 10:40 pm

Thank you Cal!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 12:28 am
Sad and probably inevitable. I remember signing a petition against this road, and would not mind signing another.
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 1:12 am
Thanks for the article.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 8:12 am
I've been in Tanzania many times and am familiar with this area. My opinion is that this is a maneuver by Tanzania to hold the Serengeti as "hostage" and get environmental agencies to help them build roads OUTSIDE the park.

Tanzania is a very poor nation with few good roads. People have trouble transporting good and themselves to schools, medical care, etc. It would be a good thing if everyone interested in ecology could contribute some funds to actually HELP the Tanzanians, rather than just criticize.
 

Bonny G. (0)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 9:44 am
Pam W. are you familiar with Tata Chemicals, based in India? Stellar conservation track record? Let me assure you not. China, wanting a major highway to the sea, doesn't have crap for a conservation record. Above and beyond all of the stullifying, killing history (for that is what Homo SAPiens does best, beyond reproducing,) yet again, infinitum (definition to continue forever, without limit) slaughter the natural world for its greedy aggrandisement. However, the grace, significance, beauty and LIFE SUSTAINING capacity of the natural world is NOT infinite. Yes, the people of Tanzania are poor, but if you had read: CONSERVATION organizations and the WORLD BANK offered to build a southern road completely skirting The Serengeti and ancillary roads that would benefit more people (gee, but not a direct route the Chinese want). Poor people helped? Since when. Take the minerals and run. Kikwete will be rich, along with a few others. Land and its natural inhabitants: destroyed. Who gives a damn? Certainly not Chinese leaders, and certainly not our current administration, however I do. And my living soul and heart twist in agony at the loss of the other innocent, beautiful species who also deserve to live on this planet WITH us, but will most assuredly be denied life for Homo SAPiens care only for "I, me, me, mine."
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 12:27 pm
thanks cal
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday June 9, 2011, 7:06 pm
Excellent post!!!.........more petitions, please!
 
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