Posted by: Bob Payne | March 12, 2011

Serengeti Highway Must Balance Development with Conservation

How do you stop a herd of wildebeest? According to many international conservationists, the answer is: build a road. The Serengeti grasslands are known across the globe for the famed wildebeest and zebra migration that is both a natural phenomenon and the annual source of millions of tourist dollars for Tanzania and Kenya. The grasslands are also the subject of a heated debate — a proposed 54-kilometer (34-mile) highway that could potentially disrupt the planet’s largest mammal migration.

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