Update: Lake Natron flamingoes

Posted by Laura Grant on February 2, 2008
Posted in Conservation

Communities living around Tanzania’s Lake Natron have publicly opposed a plan to build a soda ash plant in the area. The communities do not believe the proposed factory will provide them with jobs but instead fear they could lose tourism-related employment, which is an important source of income in the area, Birdlife reports.

“It’s our sincere hope that our government will carefully analyse and hear all interested and affected stakeholders views before making a final decision on this issue,” said Lota Melamari, CEO of WCST (Birdlife in Tanzania).

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