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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 30: ENVS Capstone: How Tanzania's environmental policies hinder the natural migration patterns of ungulates during the wet and dry seasons

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Northeastern Tanzania encompasses the Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, governmental policies are simultaneously allowing the construction of settlements and “compatible” human activities within conservation areas— actions that are already occurring along immediate borders of their national parks. These as well as other forms of human encroachment result in a negative impact on the unique wildlife of multiple ecosystems. This capstone will focus on the issue regarding the interruption of normal migration patterns for grazing mammals during the wet and dry seasons due to inefficient environmental policies. In order to substantiate this claim, the evidence in this capstone will be culled from previous scientific studies and related documentation. Additional environmental policies will be proposed along with an explanation of procedures and discussion of how their methods can improve the mobility of grazing mammals to and from protected areas.

Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library