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GREAT NEWS: Tanzania Gov decides not to continue with road project through Serengeti

The Tanzania government decided to end the plans to construct the road through the Serengeti Ecosystem. Read the full story here…http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0623-hance_serengeti_road.html.

other agendas for the road

Pres. Kikwete has other agendas for this road, part of the extension through Loliondo is to support a soda ash extraction plant to be built on the shores of Lake Natron, read more here http://in2eastafrica.net/kikwete-urges-fast-track-on-soda-ash-harvesting-at-lake-natron/

Award winning scientific film now posted on ESA website

Rebecca Martone (UBC), Natalie Melaschenko (UBC-Okanagan) and myself made a short scientific documentary during a scientific film making we all attended this past spring. The short film with the overly corny title “kelp, why you otter care” – won both First Place and the People’s Choice award at this year’s Ecological Society of America Eco-Film . . . → Read More: Award winning scientific film now posted on ESA website

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum opens this weekend

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum opens this Saturday Oct 16. Click here for more information.

North road development = end of the migration, Serengeti

Tony Sinclair and I have put together a short presentation that I will present at next week’s “Society for Conservation Biology” meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. View the presentation here. Click here to see the presentation

Proposed road could mean the end of the wildebeest migration

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing about potential plans by the Tanzania government to build a trunk road across the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park. Notably it is difficult to travel between Lake Victoria to the west and Arusha to the east across the park but building a road through . . . → Read More: Proposed road could mean the end of the wildebeest migration

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