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Ecology Activists Oppose plan to build Railway through Serengeti National Park
Conservationists have opposed a plan by Uganda and Tanzania who have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese construction company to build a railway line passing through the Serengeti National Park to Kampala.
The conservationists say it is against international conservation treaties and it will affect seasonal migration of the wild beasts through the park.
The Serengeti is a continuation of the Greater Mara Ecosystem which is famous for its exceptional population of big cats, game, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October, famously called the Great Migration.
The proposed railway route will start from Tanga port to Musoma on the shores of Lake Victoria from where a new railway ferry route will then connect across the lake to a proposed new lake port in Uganda. The new port would then be connected by a rail link to Kampala and beyond.
By Jean,Published on December 31, 2011 · Filed under: Uncategorized;