Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.

Unfortunately, Selous is not the only important ecological area threatened by plans to build a dam. In a recent assessment of IBAs in Danger around the world, BirdLife found dams were the number one threat to these areas.

Full article: BirdLife International