Thursday, March 3, 2011

WB offers to fund alternative Serengeti road

A leading US environmental expert has warned that Tanzania’s resolve to build the northern road through the Serengeti National Park (Senapa) could deny the country substantial foreign aid.
The warning comes against the backdrop of plans by the government to construct a road through Senapa, which local and international conservationists say could spell doom for wildlife conservation efforts in Tanzania. In a letter to President Jakaya Kikwete dated March 1, 2011, the expert with a vast experience on the Serengeti, Prof John S.Adams, says the World Bank has offered to help finance the alternate southern route in order to help preserve Senapa, the world heritage site from losing its outstanding universal value.

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