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The last great regions of pristine wilderness – from Asia to the Amazon – are threatened by an unprecedented road
-building programme financed by aggressive development banks with little interest in protecting the natural world, a leading ...
They languished behind bars in squalid conditions, their very survival in jeopardy. Outside, an international team of advocates strove to bring worldwide attention to their plight. With modern genetics, the experts sought to prove what they had ...
We live in an era of unprecedented road
and highway expansion -- an era in which many of the world’s last tropical wildernesses, from the Amazon to Borneo to the Congo Basin, have been penetrated by road
s. This surge in road
building is being ...
Highway Plan Scrapped
Over Potential Threats to Key Wildlife
The Tanzanian government has scrapped plans to build a two-lane highway across the northern edge of Serengeti
National Park, after scientists warned the plan ...
to progressTo read more about Tanzania's recent announcement related to the Serengeti road
: Richard Leakey: 'selfish' critics choose wrong fight in Serengeti road
After a week of confusion, the ...
We are running out of oil, food, water... and time
Despite all the human progress made in the 20th century, one day it will be remembered as the century we wreaked unheard destruction on our planet, fought the deadliest wars, and ...
is a key destination for tourists in TanzaniaControversial plans to build a tarmac road
across the Serengeti
National Park have been scrapped after warnings that it could devastate wildlife.
The Tanzanian government ...
Breaking news: Serengeti road
In what is a victory for environmentalists, scientists, tourism, and the largest land migration on Earth, the Tanzanian government has cancelled a commercial road
that would have cut through the ...
Conservation organizations ask Tanzania to reconsider UNESCO status for Eastern Arc Mountains
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has recently stated he would withdraw the application to list two Eastern Arc Mountains as UNESCO World ...
From the Serengeti
to Lake Natron: is the Tanzanian government aiming to destroy its wildlife and lands?
Thousands of lesser flamingoes (Phoenicopterus minor) crowd in Lake Bogoria in Kenya. Nearly all of these flamingoes will breed in ...
International pressure is growing on the Tanzanian government to shelve its controversial plans to build a two-lane highway across the Serengeti
, one of the most important wildlife sites in the world.
Scientists claim that the road
project opposed by 'powerful' tour company lobby
Government plans to build a road
National Park came up against more opposition this week as the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators (Tato) came out ...
The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road
project across the Serengeti
national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles.
Conservation groups say the government's ...
First International Serengeti
Day hopes to halt road
Migrating wildebeest and zebra. Photo by: Jan Martin McGuire.
On March 19th the conservation organization, Serengeti
Watch, is planning the world's first International ...
Leaked government study: road
will damage Serengeti
wildlife, despite president's assurances
Tanzania's President, Jakaya Kikwete, today gave promises that his proposed road
project, which will bisect the Serengeti
plains, would not hurt ...
An environmental impact study on a road
Tanzania wants to build through the Serengeti
found that it may affect the famed wildebeest migration and threaten endangered species, according to a copy of the leaked report.
Tanzanian President ...
World Bank offers to save Serengeti
from bisecting road
The World Bank has offered to help fund an alternative route for a planned road
project that would otherwise cut through Tanzania's world famous Serengeti
National Park, according ...
When I step down from the plane, the first thing I see is three gazelles sprinting off down the gravel airstrip. The second, more significant for what's to come, is a man dressed in scarlet robes waving to me from beside a Toyota Land Cruiser. In ...
An African conservation group said Wednesday it would ask a regional court to freeze a project to build a road
through Tanzania's iconic Serengeti
It said it would seek an injunction from the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) ...
A group of scientists has appealed against a road
planned in Tanzania's Serengeti
National Park, saying it would cause an environmental disaster.
Writing in the journal Nature, the 27 scientists said the road
would curtail wildebeest ...
Plans to drive a 50-kilometre (31-mile) two-lane highway into Tanzania's Serengeti
would destroy one of the world's last great wildlife sanctuaries, top biologists warned on Wednesday."The road
will cause an environmental disaster," 27 ...
Environmentalists are dismayed at plans by the Tanzanian government to build a major commercial highway through Serengeti
National ParkThe Tanzanian President has vowed to go ahead with controversial plans to construct a major road
WE AWAKE IN OUR TENTS in the moonlight to what sounds like a dance troupe in wooden clogs practicing on rock under stunted juniper trees. It's a half-dozen Carmen mountain white-tailed deer, scraping at the ground with bootlike hooves, bending ...
PINEDALE, WYO. – On a windswept butte in the upper Green River valley,
biologist Steve Belinda watches a herd of pronghorn antelope as a line of red
Halliburton trucks rumble down a dusty road
In front of him is an ...
THE MEETINGS TOOK PLACE in secluded locations, usually under the cover of
darkness. A small group gathered, so no information could leak through the
tightly closed doors. Stacks of classified documents piled the desks and floors,