Can wildebeests and trucks coexist? That’s the question at the heart of today’s Geoquiz. The wildebeest is an odd-looking antelope that lives in East Africa. Hundreds of thousands of them migrate every year through a protected area in northern Tanzania.Now the Tanzanian government wants to build a road through the region. Opponents say it would disrupt the wildebeest migration and threaten the entire ecosystem.
So, what’s the national park that’s home to all these wildebeests?
…and the answer is Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is home to some of the last great herds of migrating animals… including hundreds of thousands of wildebeests. That’s great for nature lovers and tour operators. But there’s a downside. Most of the region has no roads and that’s bad news for some remote communities. Now the Tanzanian government has a controversial plan to build a road through the park. Benedict Moran has our report. (Photos: Benedict Moran)