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Natron community vows to protect the lake and its flamingos
Villagers around Tanzania’s Lake Natron have vowed to protect the lake and its treasure of Lesser Flamingos Phoeniconaias minor from industrial development, pointing out that their own future depends on the sustainable use of the lake.
BirdLife’s Tanzanian Partner – the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) – has put forward an alternative to the environmentally destructive soda ash extraction plant proposed for the lake, calling instead for its unmatched tourism potential to be developed, and for the people of Lake Natron to be enabled to benefit from the income generated.
Three-quarters of the world’s Lesser Flamingo population lives in East Africa, and Lake Natron is by far their most important breeding site. In 2007, the Indian-based multinational company, Lake Natron Resources Ltd., proposed to build a major soda ash extraction plant to exploit the very alkaline water of the lake.
Wildlife tourism could prevent destruction of Lake Natron flamingos: here.
Celebrating Natron’s Flamingos with action: here.
Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards: here.