Justice for Tanzania means no Serengeti highway
  • Petitioned Hon. H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

This petition was delivered to:

President of Tanzania
Hon. H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism
Hon. Ezekiel Maige
Minister of infrastructure & Development
Hon. Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa
Prime Minister of Tanzania
Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda

Justice for Tanzania means no Serengeti highway

    1. Barbara Maas
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Maas

      Dorking, United Kingdom

The Serengeti contains the largest protected grassland and savannah ecosystem in the world and is home to the greatest abundance of large mammals anywhere on earth. The Tanzanian government is planning a 54-kilometer long commercial highway right through the Serengeti. The consequences for the world’s last terrestrial mass migration and the ecosystem it supports would be catastrophic.  It would cut off some two million herbivores from their vital dry season range. Scientists predict, this would cause the collapse of the migration and the ecosystem dynamics that depend on it. It should also avoid the land of the last 400 Hadza, one of Africa’s last true hunter gatherers.

The solution lies in a route that bypasses the Serengeti and the World Bank and the German government are willing to work with the government of Tanzania on an alternative.  A southern bypass would not only spare the Serengeti, but benefit a far greater number of people in the densely populated area in the south east of the Serengeti by connecting them to commercial centres and road networks. At the same time, disadvantaged communities in the remote east of the Park could also be linked up.  However, the Tanzanian government remains unconvinced and has so far rejected this win-win position.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. The Serengeti Highway Is a Dead End for Majestic Wildebeest Migration

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      One of the most amazing wildlife spectacles human beings can witness is the seasonal wildebeest migration through The Serengeti.  It is one of Africa's most majestic occurrences in nature, and its days could be numbered.
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    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • lin woods VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      ANOTHER ROUTE............please.

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    • Jon Bruce RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND
      • 10 months ago

      My Home Town..

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    • Victoria Oakey OXFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      The Serengeti contains the largest protected grassland and savannah ecosystem in the world and is home to the greatest abundance of large mammals anywhere on earth. The Tanzanian government is planning a 54-kilometer long commercial highway right through the Serengeti. The consequences for the world’s last terrestrial mass migration and the ecosystem it supports would be catastrophic. It would cut off some two million herbivores from their vital dry season range. Scientists predict, this would cause the collapse of the migration and the ecosystem dynamics that depend on it.

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    • Umayanga Hettige MEEGODA, SRI LANKA
      • 10 months ago

      Please do not destroy this world heritage.

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    • Rafael Nascimento SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • 11 months ago

      The man respecting the planet respects himself.

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