Serengeti Shall Not Die

The vast plains of the Serengeti comprise 1.5 million ha of savannah. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. In the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah, the annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras - followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water – is one of the most impressive nature spectacles in the world. The biological diversity of the park is very high with at least four globally threatened or endangered animal species: black rhinoceros,elephant, wild dog, and cheetah.

The Frankfurt Zoological Fund has just formed a a TS12billion fund to protect the National Park from a planned highway linking from Arusha straight through the middle of the park. the fund will be directed toward the research required to build the highway south of Ngorongora and also benefitting the central regions of Tanzania for economic access while protecting the park, its wildlife and environment.

Congratulations on such a great initiative. VisitEarth