New National Park for Tanzania

November 21, 2007 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

The Tanzanian government is in the process of adding another wildlife park, increasing the number of tourism parks in the country to 15. Tanzanian tourism minister, Jumanne Maghembe, is seeking parliament’s approval to raise the status of the Mkomazi Game Reserve (bordering Kenya) to a protected national park. Tanzania is the only country in the world that protects more than 25% of its land. “Seventy percent of our product is wildlife-based and conservation is paramount,” says Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Peter Mwenguo. “Sensitivity to wildlife means that the yearly migration of animals from one national park to another is uninterrupted.” says Mwenguo.

Other recent developments include government approval for new hotels and infrastructure. The Singita Grumeti Reserves, in particular, will build three new lodges in Southern Tanzania – all of which are subject to an environmental impact assessment.

Source: Deborah Gray, The Travel Hub

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  • 1. Susan Sharma  |  November 23, 2007 at 3:15 am

    We salute a country which has the courage and vision to protect 25% of its land as forest!

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