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Stop the Serengeti Highway!

The Serengeti National Park is situated in the North of Tanzania and spans 30.000 sq km (11.600 sq mi). The sanctuary is connected with Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya) in the North and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the East. Masai Mara counts among the protective areas most rich in game in Africa.
Annually at the beginning of the dry season approximately one million gnus cross the Mara River which is very near to the border between Tanzania and Kenya in order to get to Masai Mara. Many other species including predators like lions and hyenas follow the gnus.

Both of the parks, Serengeti and Masai Mara, are popular travel destinations which provide tourists an insight into the African wilderness. People of all over the world appreciate the unspoilt nature, the biodiversity and the culture of the Dark Continent.

However, these two parks could become threatened very soon and I do not mean poaching by that. A highway is planned through the northern part of Serengeti not far from the Kenyan border just in an area where the big gnu migration takes place. Villages will accrue next to the highway because a busy road gives people the opportunity to get some income. The construction would not only destroy a big part of the National Park, there will also be accidents between predators and humans.
There is an alternative though: a highway taking course southward Serengeti outside the protective area. There are more than 2,000,000 people living in this area therfore, this route would even be of a bigger benefit to the inhabitants.

Please help stopping the Serengeti Highway signing this petition: change.org - Stop the Serengeti Highway

Please help conserving a healthy ecosystem!