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.
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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:  Lake Natron Flamingos at Risk - Expert Warns

    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 »

  • Tanzania:  Soda Ash Mining at Lake Natron is Not Economically Viable

    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:  Dependence on Marine Resources Fuels Environment Degradation

    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 »