Are East Africa’s flamingos doomed for extinction?

ATC News by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome


(Posted 26th August 2014)

Recent comments attributed to a senior official of the National Development Corporation have almost immediately raised the spectrum of further decampaigning of Tanzania in international tourism markets, as one of the country’s key resources, the Lake Natron flats where the entire population of East Africa’s famous flamingos is nesting, is again under imminent threat.

The last EIA was clear’ contributed a regular Arusha based source before continuing ‘The Lake Natron eco system cannot sustain soda ash mining and processing without a significant impact on the breeding patterns and breeding grounds of the flamingos. What has changed since then? Were willing accomplices, aka consultants, chosen to tailor write a new study which will serve only the interests of NDC and investors? TATA pulled out a few years ago when it became clear that they…

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