This story is especially close to my heart.
In Tanzania, the government proposed a plan to build a highway through the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is all that you think of when someone says safari—picture the scenery of the lion king. Wildebeest, zebra, lions, elephants. Everything. The wildebeest and zebra are part of one of the world’s largest migrations, hence, “The Great Migration”, in a circular path through the Serengeti from Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
This proposed road would essentially cut straight through their migration route, pollute the area, kill more animals to roadkill, and destroy the ecosystem of the majestic and incredible Serengeti.
BUT, just today I have found out that the plan was CANCELED!
When I was in Tanzania, our focus for the weeks we were there was to research the possible effects of this road, and to see the situation from both sides. Yes, maybe it would make transportation across the country easier, but it would also disrupt one of the most beautiful natural sites of the world. So, we interviewed people, photographed possible effects that were already taking place in similar areas, researched, and worked hard the entire time. While we were there we saw horrific things that could occur more often as a result of the road—things like cheetah roadkill. The cheetah had missing teeth, paws, and limbs…something that could have been taken as a result of poaching, which would also increase had the highway been put through.
Upon coming home, we all remained steadfast to help do whatever we could to protect the Serengeti. And all we have done has paid off!
I am so happy, guys!
Read about it here
I’m about to cry! (But I really can’t cry—I have prom tonight and I just got my makeup done….uh oh..)
I did post about this a while back I believe, and to all of you guys who helped out: THANK YOU SO MUCH ♥