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Old 11-09-2010, 11:39 AM
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Thumbs down Road through the Serengeti

Having just returned from the Serengeti I can attest to the awesome beauty of the "Endless Plain". I saw almost all the animals,reptiles and birds Tanzania has to offer with the notable exception of the Black Rhino of which there are only 18 left in the Park which is roughly the size of the State of Connecticut! This is due to poaching. The Black Rhino's horn is prized by the Oriental folks as an aphrodisiac. Sad but worse is the road through the Serengeti which is the brainchild of the recently reelected President. The effect on the ecosystem of the Park and the wildlife of Tanzania and Kenya will be disastrous.
Read the enclosed article and if you feel strongly against it, as I do,e-mail or if so inclined make a donation to the African Wildlife Foundation or the World Wildlife Federation so that we may help stop this travesty on what is perhaps our last great frontier. Perhaps public opinion and outrage can sway the government of Tanzania to consider the alternate route.
http://opinionator.b...-the-serengeti/

Here are links to the AWF and WWF
http://www.awf.org/section/about/contactus
http://www.worldwildlife.org/contact.html

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:57 PM
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look its their country-

i dont see it as the our worry what they do with their parkland --

i dont agree with the road but we cant nor should we be the worlds keeper--

send that money to the shriners burn center for children-- will be better spent --
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Hey Joe,
You really need to check up on WWF, they may not be what you believe them to be....
I'd never give money to another country, lines too many pockets.
Glad you had a good trip, I'll bet it was something to be remembered for life.
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Originally Posted by Steve_250 View Post
Hey Joe,
You really need to check up on WWF, they may not be what you believe them to be....
I'd never give money to another country, lines too many pockets.
Glad you had a good trip, I'll bet it was something to be remembered for life.
You don't have to send money just send an e-mail registering your displeasure with the road.

Yes, it was a trip to remember and I hope to visit other parts of Africa soon.
If it's at all possible, do it. You won't regret it. I would be happy to share info and recommend an outfitter with anyone who is considering such a trip.

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