News Lake Natron

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders...

Tue, 02/09/2014
The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not...

Wed, 29/08/2012
A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash...

Tue, 31/07/2012
The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure...

Fri, 03/02/2012
There is excitement at the news of the East African Legislative Assembly passing a law that could transform how transboundary ecosystems and resources are managed in East Africa.

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site

No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without...

Tue, 11/10/2011
"When we talk of sustainable use of natural resources, we mean for the benefit of current and future generations, now extraction of soda ash for sure can’t be beneficial to the future generations." Dr. Julius Ningu of the Vice President’s Office.

What does the Serengeti Highway decision mean for...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Concerns raised over road construction plans and effects on Lake Natron and its flamingos.

"The Pink Concern" - A Poem by Carol...

Wed, 04/05/2011
THE PINK CONCERN Always yearning to see you

Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010
Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

Think Pink appeal update – Thank You!

Thu, 30/09/2010
Our recent appeal to help BirdLife save the Lesser Flamingo at Lake Natron in Tanzania has so far raised over £20,000. “Thank you so much to those who were so generous in their support for our Think Pink campaign to save Lake Natron”, said BirdLife’s Jane Gaithuma.

The Crimson Wing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
The Crimson Wing - Mystery of the Flamingos takes viewers to the isolated shores of Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, for a birds-eye view of the mysterious and perilous lives of Lesser Flamingos. The film was premiered in Paris this week, and reminds the world of the threats facing one the worlds greatest wildlife spectacles.