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Maria Russo

Maria Russo

Posted: November 3, 2010 04:03 PM

The extraordinary migration of approximately two million herbivores crossing the Serengeti-Mara border is truly one of the world's natural wonders. But this incredible phenomenon could be jeopardized if the Tanzanian government carries out its plans to build a national highway running east-west through the Serengeti park, cutting off the habitual path of the Great Migration. President Jakaya Kikwete claims that the highway will bring great benefits to the people of Tanzania, but conservationists warn that if the massive road is built, it could be the end of something that's the last of its kind in the world.

Tanzania Serengeti Highway
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In this undated image made available by the Wildlife Conservation Society on Wednesday Aug. 25, 210, wildlife roam the Serengeti in Tanzania. Tanzania's Serengeti is a vast plain dotted with acacia trees and watering holes, where huge herds of wildebeest and zebra rumble across one of the world's biggest nature reserves during annual migrations. Tanzania's government, though, is planning to build a highway through the park, and conservationists are warning the road could destroy ancient migratory patterns and scar one of Africa's natural wonders.
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