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2 November 2007 was an important day for Africa’s flamingos. A group of experts appointed by the Tanzanian Government met to review the findings of a study on the development of Lake Natron for soda ash extraction and make recommendations on the next steps to the Minister of the Environment of Tanzania.
BirdLife International sent detailed objections to the proposed development plans. We asked people to relay their concerns to the authorities in Tanzania. Thanks to your help the experts have recommended to the Minister of the Environment that further study is required on the environmental and social impacts on Lake Natron.
The BirdLife International Partnership will monitor closely the ongoing review and seek to provide more information on the development plans.
"We're still on Pink Alert"You can support BirdLife's Think Pink campaign.
1. Send a letter or fax: Express your opposition to the proposed salt ash development on Tanzania's Lake Natron by sending a letter or fax. Either, alongside thousands of others, will make an enormous difference.
Write to the Tanzania Minister of Environment, asking him to reject the proposal on grounds of severe environmental impact. Please send your letter to: Rt Hon Mark Mwandosya, Minister for Environment, Vice President's Office, PO Box 5380, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. Fax no. +255 22 2128749
Please copy correspondence to:
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, PO Box 9372, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Fax +255 22 2123158
The Director General (Ag) National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Tencot House (3rd floor), Sokoine Drive, PO Box 63154, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Fax +255 22 2111579
The CEO/Co-ordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, PO Box 70919, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Fax +255 22 2124572
Hazell Shokellu Thompson, Head of BirdLife's Africa Division, BirdLife Africa, PO Box 3502, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya. Fax +254 (20) 856 2246Mr Homi Khusrokhan, Managing Director , TATA Chemicals Limited, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, India. Fax +91 22 6665 8143 / 44
2. Find your BirdLife Partner: It may be that the BirdLife Partner that exists in your country or territory is already involved in BirdLife's Think Pink campaign by collecting signatures, or petitioning on your behalf. To find out more about the organisations within BirdLife's global Partnership click here.
3. If you would like to contribute to our work on saving Africa's flamingos you can donate securely online today, please use our Justgiving service.
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