Save the Serengeti : Choose an Alternate Route & Local Development
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Save the Serengeti : Choose an Alternate Route & Local Development

    1. Petition by

      Serengeti Watch

The government of Tanzania has approved a major commercial route across the Serengeti National Park, in the direct path of the greatest land migration on earth. 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.

The Tanzanian government has a responsibility to work for development and welfare of its people. But in doing so, it does not need to sacrifice its most precious natural area, its income from tourism, or its heritage of conservation.

The German government has a plan to help resolve this issue. It has offered to study and help find funding for an alternate southern route. In addition, it has generously offered to study and fund the building of local roads for communities living around the Serengeti. The World Bank has also offered to help fund the alternate route.

The stakes are high. It is a critical test case for the 21st Century – do we have the vision and the will to work for the welfare of our expanding human population while still preserving our world’s priceless natural areas?

If we can't save the Serengeti, what can we save?

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    1. Reached 4 signatures
    2. Funding Offered for Detour in Serengeti Highway Plans

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      More than a million wildebeest, as well as hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles travel across Serengeti National Park in The Greatest Migration on Earth. It's one of the most iconic wild places left on the planet, home to unique and...

    3. Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Pressure is growing on the Tanzanian government on this issue:

    4. Reached 2 signatures

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    • Deb Duxbury ARIZONA CITY, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Find another solution. In all of my travels Tanzania is the only country that I would ever travel to more than once. It is majestic, magical, raw, and perfect chaos. Please, please, please don't turn Tanzania into Kenya.

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • almost 3 years ago

      GET OUT OF THE SERENGETI AND LEAVE IT TO THOSE ALREADY THERE!! STOP RUINING LIVES OVER STUPID THINGS LIKE MONEY!!!!

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    • Allison Brown WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      Only we can save our planet. We only have one.

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    • Tim Truran CALGARY, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Serengeti is just to important to put a highway thru it will disrupt the migration routes and indanger the othe animals the now roam free and do not have to worry about traffic, just each other.

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    • Elyse Coffey O'FALLON, MO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please use the alternative route being suggested to you! The Serengeti is one of Africa's last highly biodiverse areas and fragmentation will be deterimental to the wildlife residing in there. Don't destroy this system, if anything President Kikete don't destroy ecotourism in the area! Wildebeast and other migrators will not be able to follow their migration route and will definatly perish if they cannot follow weather patterns of rain from North to South! Please do not do this!

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