Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park; AFP

Tanzanian President John Magufuli downplayed fears Tuesday that a hydro-electric dam planned for a fabled nature reserve would affect the environment, despite UNESCO expressing “grave concern” over the scheme. The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve…

Source: Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park

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WWF statement on UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Selous Game Reserve; WWF

Commenting on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision on Selous Game Reserve, Aslihan Tumer, Head of Campaigns at WWF-International, said:…

Source: WWF statement on UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Selous Ga

Rivers are the world’s heritage. Time to treat them as such; Josh Klemm; Mongabay

Environmental science and conservation news…

Source: Rivers are the world’s heritage. Time to treat them as such (commentary)

UNESCO must stop ‘vanity’ hydropower dam set to destroy Africa’s largest protected wildlife area; Environmental Investigation Agency

The Tanzanian Government is teetering on the edge of committing irreversible environmental damage with aggressive plans for a dam in one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves – a UNESCO World Heritage site…

Source: UNESCO must stop ‘vanity’ hydropower dam set to destroy Africa’s largest protected wildlife area – Environmental Investigation Agency

Beyond Jane Goodall’s Tanzania To A Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Site; Grace Banks; Forbes

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It’s rare to get a solitary safari experience nowadays. Those who love the bumpy but dreamy 5am safari game drive through the desert.

Source: Beyond Jane Goodall’s Tanzania To A Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tanzania and the World Heritage Sites; WWF

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

Today is World Heritage Day or The International Day for Monuments and Sites. It was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by the General…

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The most dangerous animal in Africa may surprise; Sue Williams; Traveller

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

If a bull elephant charges at you don’t run – instead, stand your ground and give him a piece of your mind.

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Collaring elephants in one of Africa’s last great wildernesses; WWF

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

Thanks to satellite collars, 60 elephants will be monitored for better protection against poaching in one of the last great African wildernesses, Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve.

Read more from source: Collaring elephants in one of Africa’s last great wildernesses | Stories | WWF

A Family Adventure in the Wild Heart of Tanzania; Jeffrey Gettleman; NY Times

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve in central Tanzania is one of Africa’s last, great,
uninhabited safari areas, delivering all the big game without the big (human) crowds.

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Bypass the Serengeti for This Little-Visited Region of Tanzania; Lacy Morris; Vogue

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

In southern Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park are largely untouched by tourism, and full of wildlife. Two new safari experiences make the area an even more enticing destination.

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