Tanzania Expects Flamingo Breeding Boom Despite Mining Plan
One million flamingos are expected to breed at Lake Natron, which has been at the center of a battle between enviromentalists and industrialists who would see the lake mined for soda ash.
It is estimated that more than 2.5 million flamingos live in Eastern Africa. All of them were hatched at Tanzania's Lake Natron.
Tanzania Daily News, 2 September 2012
THE government has warned that Lake Natron must be preserved at all costs because of its rich biodiversity, which is a source of livelihood to local communities and lies on a major... read more »
Bird Life International, 28 August 2012
Mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable, experts have warned.read more »
Tanzania: Aquatic Bird Species Face Extinction
Tanzania Daily News, 16 October 2012
TANZANIA's water bird species are in danger of extinction due to drying off of wetlands, a situation contributed by climatic change.read more »
Tanzania Daily News, 17 October 2012
HIGH dependency by coastal people on marine resources for livelihood has been blamed for causing severe environmental degradation.read more »