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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.

Controversial Lake Natron soda ash project still...

Tue, 06/09/2011
Soda ash project in Lake Natron, Arusha Region, could face further delays to take off owing to lack of required clearance from environmental authorities.

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.

BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road...

Fri, 24/06/2011
The BirdLife Partnership welcome the news that the proposed asphalt road in the Serengeti National Park, will not now be built.

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no...

Fri, 24/06/2011
Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World...

Mon, 06/06/2011
Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

Plans for Tanzania’s ‘Serengeti Highway’ shift...

Tue, 01/02/2011
In 2010, Tanzania’s government announced extremely controversial plans for a 53-kilometer long commercial highway to run East-West through the Serengeti; Tanzania’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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.

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's...

Mon, 14/06/2010
The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

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.