The Serengeti will die if Kenya dams the Mara River

Mnaya, Bakari, Mtahiko, Mtango G.G., and Wolanski, Eric (2017) The Serengeti will die if Kenya dams the Mara River. Oryx, 51 (4). pp. 581-585.

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[Extract] The Serengeti ecosystem hosts the annual wildlife migration of up to 2 million animals (mainly wildebeests, zebras and other species of the plains). It is a World Heritage site, important to the Tanzania tourism industry, and an ecosystem living laboratory. It comprises the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and several Conservation, Game, and Wildlife Management areas. The Serengeti has one perennial river, the Mara, which is the only source of water for migrating wildlife in a drought year. The Mara River is formed by the confluence of the Amala and Nyangores Rivers, which drain the Mau forest in the Kenyan highlands; it is a transboundary river shared between Kenya upstream and Tanzania downstream.

Item ID: 50886
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1365-3008
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 05:33
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040608 Surfacewater Hydrology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919902 Ecological Economics @ 100%
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