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Rothschild Giraffe Now An Endangered Species. – Soysambu Conservancy

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Rothschild Giraffe Now An Endangered Species. – Soysambu Conservancy.

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allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Serengeti Highway to Go Ahead – President

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a shame.  So much so that I am speechless.

allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Serengeti Highway to Go Ahead – President.

The RSPB: Campaign with us: The Serengeti highway must be stopped now

August 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Seriously, TZ? How do you think a road is going to increase revenue just by providing transport from one country to the next? East Africa benefits greatly from tourism and such a road would affect Kenya and, no doubt, Uganda similarly. Having spent time in Kenya recently for two months I’d heard of the human-wildlife conflicts due to roadkills along their major highway from Nairobi to Nakuru and at least one had occurred while I was present. The number of roadkills (from my observations) have been stemmed because of the fences marking Soysambu Conservancy where many wildlife species reside and attempt to cross into. Will this proposed road have a fence lining it for the many miles it will span the Serengeti? How will Tanzania, who seems to be heading this road project, address poaching? How do they plan to address the biological backlash that is bound to occur because of this road? Roads don’t just appear by waving your hand. It requires tools, large equipment, people and noise. So many months it will take for such a road to nigh completion but what of the environmental ramifications such as erosion, and litter? How will Tanzania alter current management efforts in the Serengeti to prevent environmental degradation or rather spearhead restoration efforts? Perhaps, restoration shouldn’t even be a world that is uttered because I wonder can anything that has an active road passing through it and will be heavily transited even possible to restore….Sorry, Tanzania but this is one piece of “nice tasting” candy that you shouldn’t be trying to chew.

The RSPB: Campaign with us: The Serengeti highway must be stopped now.

Largest Wildlife Translocation in Kenya – Soysambu Conservancy

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

NPR.org – Texas Rancher An Unlikely Environmentalist

February 5, 2010 1 comment

Texas Rancher An Unlikely Environmentalist http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123068681&sc=emaf

I guess starting off in life this rancher seemed an unlikely candidate as an environmentalist, but I consider ranchers (if more would actively participate) to be an important factor in habitat restoration and preservation. Aldo Leopold is a grand example of someone who strove to restore the land.

Soysambu Conservancy: Livestock as an aid to Conservation – Soysambu Conservancy

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Soysambu Conservancy A Reason for Celebrating – Soysambu Conservancy

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment