Road Kill in the Serengeti?

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Every year, more than a million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, move through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya, following the rains. In the course of a year, an individual wildebeest may cover as much as 2,100 kilometers. (That’s more than 1,300 miles — which is further than the distance between New York and New Orleans.) It is the last great migration on Earth.

But for how much longer? A large part of the migration takes place within the vast Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and there are reports that the Tanzanian government is preparing to build a major road through the northern part of the park: through a designated wilderness area, through the migration route.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/road-kill-in-the-serengeti/

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1 Response to Road Kill in the Serengeti?

  1. It will be an enviroment disaster,i am propieter of one of the hotels in the serengeti national park,the govt shouls seriously think and stop this disaster.

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