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Stop the Serengetti Highway

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:39 pm

2nd July from Mongabay.com

A long read but interesting. Final paragraph
"Of course we can build a wildebeest-migration-friendly road across the Serengeti," Leaking insists. "It will just cost more."

With that Leakey throws down the gauntlet for all stakeholders: what is the Serengeti worth?


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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:25 pm

As you say Lai interesting read, and I suppose he does have a point. Clearly an overhead road would be a good solution if it could be done. Also he's right about the encroachment in the Mara, and yes people should be allowed to develope there economy, its trying to do it in the most ecological way possible thats the problem.
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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:18 am

An interesting piece on the Serengeti road. Long but worth reading.

http://www.serengeti-wildlife.com/serengeti-road_-_only_crisis_or_opportunity.php

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:26 pm

Thanks Lai will check up on that later when I've a bit more time
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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 pm



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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:58 pm

The Epoch Times via Stop the Serengeti Highway facebook page

China Fuels East African Elephant Poaching


http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/poaching-china-ivory-kenya-tanzania-2-32389.html

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:10 pm

Thanks Lia. Might have guessed China again, just goes to show as we said in the, Is China Changing thread actions speak louder then words, and if their diplomats are buying Ivory then thats the action China is taking.
Good to see that the villagers now realise that the Elephants are good for the tourist trade, and seem to trying to save them
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:21 pm



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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:01 am

Thanks WS - I hadn't got around to reading my e-mail. This Highway is still continuing to be a major threat, although this looks positive for the railway to be re-routed.


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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Doogs on Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:04 pm

Thanks WS. Nothing confirmed but definitely a step in the right direction
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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:54 pm

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/TZ+loses+battle+over+Serengeti+road+project+/-/1066/1367234/-/76ffkiz/-/index.html

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:43 pm

WOW that's brilliant news.

Thanks for the link Doogs.

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:27 pm

Sorry Guys it looks like it's not over yet.

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/serengeti-highway-2102.html

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Doogs on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:00 pm

"I learned so much, especially what a village can do to help protect it's parks."
~ teacher that attended our STEP project

As part of our pilot STEP project (Serengeti Teachers Environmental Project), the group of teachers and students me...t with a village elder outside Arusha National Park for a short talk by the village council leader - about his village's efforts to improve their local environment and to live in harmony with nature, as neighbors to protected wildlife areas.

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:23 am

Thanks Doogs.

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:54 pm

Serengeti Watch Alert

China's new president, Xi Jinping, is on the move.
His first stop, Russia, second Tanzania, then South Africa and the Congo. Those of you who have followed the ongoing saga of the Serengeti know what this means...

As the illicit blood ivory trade to China clearly illustrates, massive new Chinese investment does not bode well for Africa's wildlife. China is intent on extracting as many resources from Africa as it can. And it doesn't attach strings to protect natural areas as Western donors often do. The Serengeti, it may turn out, is simply in the way.
A spokesman for the Chinese government said the new president considers Tanzania a top priority.
In Tanzania this week, China's president will inaugurate the construction of a new sea port at Bagamoyo. Though small, the port reflects China's interest in shipping resources from deep inside Africa. China has had a long relationship with Tanzania, which provides an ideal outlet for neighboring landlocked countries.
A Tanzanian spokesman said that China will be supporting Tanzania in other projects, including a satellite city and airport. This, he said, will be in addition to a "major highway connecting the port to inland regions of Tanzania as well as neighboring countries."
As we have reported, big plans for transport corridors throughout East Africa have been thrown about for years. But now these are building momentum and coming off drawing boards.
The World Heritage Site of Lamu in Kenya is undergoing massive port development. Another new port at Mwambani harbor in Tanzania is expected to be the terminus of a railway to Lake Victoria and Uganda. See: Tanzania and Uganda sign rail pact with Chinese
An article in the Tanzanian press last November stated that this transport corridor...

"is expected to pass through the world famous Serengeti National Park, a development which environmentalists had vehemently opposed, arguing that with noisy trains passing through the wildlife sanctuary the ecosystem would be disrupted. This is what had caused the plan to be shelved during the reign of the late President Julius Kambarage Nyerere when the idea was first mooted in the late 80s."

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:37 am

Thanks WS. I've been getting the emails and follow on FB and it doesn't look good for the Serengeti. Sadly the chinese are all over Africa and there is no way to stop what is happening.

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Doogs on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:16 pm

Good news for the Serengeti - Two milestones achieved.
We'll keep going...

Court decision bars paved road across Serengeti

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Laikipia on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:34 am

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  whitestarling on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:51 am

Thanks Doogs for putting the news on. I did get the email, but haven't had chance to post it. Brilliant news lets hope it sticks

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Re: Stop the Serengetti Highway

Post  Doogs on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:54 pm

No problem WS and yes, here's hoping   
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