THIS PETITION IS FOR TRAVEL COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS!
There is another petition for individuals.
The government of Tanzania has approved a major commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park, in the direct path of ancient wildlife migration routes. Such a highway would destroy the integrity of a priceless world heritage that has been protected by the people of Tanzania since the birth of their country.
As warned by The Frankfurt Zoological Society:
"The entire Serengeti will change into a completely different landscape holding only a fraction of its species an losing its world-class tourism potential and its status as the world's most famious National Park - an immense backlash against the goodwill and conservation achievements of Tanzania."
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ADD YOUR COMPANY NAME AND COUNTRY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LETTER!
- Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda
- President, Tanzania
H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
- Tanzania Tourism Board
- Tanzania Embassy / US
- Mr. Yacoub El Hillo
- Tanzanian Embassy / UK
- Tanzanian Embassy / Kenya
Our company has joined others in the international travel industry to strongly protest a proposed highway across the Serengeti National Park.
There are many sound environmental arguments against this highway. It would surely destroy the integrity of a priceless world heritage that has been protected by the people of Tanzania since the birth of your country.
The economic costs will be high as well. If this project continues, we foresee great damage to the reputation and the economy of your country. Public opinion will be strong. The world will no longer look on Tanzania as a great protector of its natural heritage.
The position of Tanzania in the world travel marketplace will drop, along with the future of your tourism industry. Billions of shillings in foreign exchange needed for development will be jeopardized as travelers look elsewhere.
We urge you to listen to the advice of your friends in the travel industry around the world. Tanzania can be proud of its heritage as a world leader in conservation. We urge you to halt plans for this highway and follow the long legacy of protection that has served Tanzania well.
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