What’s At Stake
The Serengeti needs no introduction. It is one of our planet’s greatest natural treasures, rightly regarded as a World Heritage to be protected forever. But now, as Africa’s wilderness and wildlife disappears, the Serengeti has become even more significant.
The Serengeti ecosystem is the linchpin of an extensive system of East African parks and reserves. If the Serengeti goes, everything unravels, especially an important development tool for East Africa’s economy and human welfare.
Irreversible damage to the Serengeti would cause a downward spiral that extends well beyond the borders of East Africa. It ripple throughout Africa and around the world. It would call into question, perhaps be a deciding factor, on whether we can protect any of our world’s great wilderness areas beyond the 21st Century.
If we can’t save the Serengeti, what can we save?