Drying Mara River threatens wildlife migration

Human activities within the Mara River basin have reached such proportions that they are now putting the world’s greatest annual wildlife migration across East African plains under threat.

Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) ecologist Dr James Wakibara said that large scale irrigation and industrial activity such as mining along the sprawling basin has led to higher rates of water extraction.

Source: ippmedia.  May 22,2011

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