89ad6cf2-27dd-4023-ac2f-d0d269b9a81eClick here to read about developments in the Serengeti.

The latest feature from Serengeti Watch says:

We are either witnessing the demise of Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, or a renaissance that will save it

It begins:

1-Serengeti_Ecosystem_1Massive Challenges Facing the Mara

The iconic Masai Mara Reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The great migration moves into the reserve and surrounding areas each year in search of water and grass. The reserve itself, however, is relatively small and depends on a much larger land area of Maasai ranches, known as the Greater Mara.
Here human population is exploding, and already the impact has been dramatic. It’s estimated that just 40% of resident wildlife remains, and migration corridors are threatened. …

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