Temporary victory for flamingos in Tanzania


This is a video of Greater Flamingos and Lesser Flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

From BirdLife:

Flamingo threat put on temporary hold

02-11-2007

The proposal to develop Lake Natron for soda ash extraction is misguided and the decision today is a victory for conservation and for common sense” —Mike Rands, BirdLife International

A temporary lifeline has been thrown to the one million lesser flamingos of Tanzania’s Lake Natron, threatened by huge industrial development on their most important breeding site in the world.

The plan to build a soda ash plant on the lake, in northern Tanzania in the Great Rift Valley, has been thrown out for now and the developers, Lake Natron Resources, have been ordered to produce a new and better environmental statement and consider other sites for soda ash extraction. The firm is jointly owned by the Indian company TATA Chemicals and the Tanzanian Government.

1 thought on “Temporary victory for flamingos in Tanzania

  1. Pingback: Lake Natron local people reject anti flamingo soda ash plan | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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