22 October 2010

Serengeti Highway: Tanzania risks spot on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has expressed its utmost concern about the proposed highway in the northern wilderness area of the Serengeti National Park during the 34th Session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia, Brasil.
Along with the expressed concern, the World Heritage Committee has also asked Tanzania to consider one of the feasible and less environmentally damaging alternatives to the road. In terms of potential environmental deterioration, the damage to the park by the north road could be severe enough as to prompt inscription of the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. [src.]
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will now send a monitoring mission to Tanzania to discuss alternatives with the authorities as well as to asses the potential threads caused through the highway.

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