wivu ni wa nini ndugu zetu? Tanzania project threatens Kenyas Seventh Wonder!!!!! The Tanzanian Government has approved the construction of a 300 mile highway that conservationist fear will interfere with the wildebeest migration spectacle in the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The road expected to link Arusha and Musoma on Lake Victoria cuts through the Serengeti wilderness bisecting the migration path. The project is in bad faith because it is being started only a few months after it the migration has been declaired the seventh wonder. Conservationists have expressed fear that although it is of less importance commercially, the road would sound a death nail to the Seventh Wonder of the World. But the Tanzanian Government has defended the project. An online petition against the project, which begun early this month has already gathered more than 3,000 signatures from around the world. It is reported that with the construction of the road, Masai Mara, which borders Serengeti to the North, could also be affected as 1.8 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebras, lions, hyenas, cheetahs and wild dogs that stalk them are constantly moving between the two areas. Furthermore, the road bisects an area with the highest concentration of large mammals in the world, thus fencing will be required to avoid loss of lives and car accidents caused by animals. This will be tantamount to ending the migration as wildebeest, zebras, eland and elephants among other animals, which will no longer access Mara River, their only water source, during dry seasons. A conservationist, Markus Borner, cited the Botswana case where its wildebeest and zebra migration was wiped out due to such fences. Also in Canada, the Elk migration in Banff National Park was compromised by a dissecting road. Schenck says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation recommends that no roads should lead through any national park or world heritage site. kuna haja gani kuonea ndugu zetu wa-kenya kijicho?