Tanzania, Jan 30 – Wild animals are threatening Tanzania’s tourism with their survival being triggered to fall short of expectations. According to authorities, the fauna in Tarangire National Park is at threat following decreased water levels in Tarangire River.
The National Park, located in the northern part of Tanzania the park is the sixth largest national park in the country. Dubbed as one of the most underrated national park in the country, the park is famous for elephants’ migration among other beautiful sceneries. The primary source of water is the Tarangire River and with the decreased water level the wild animals will be on the go.
It could be a worst case scenario as they could be extinct should the government fail to come up with preventive measures for the predicament at hand. It is believed the river is slowly drying up and Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) which poises a high test for the fauna life.
The land animals are not only at risk to lose their lives but water animals as well could be reduced in numbers.
The problem is a huge blow to the country’s tourism sector which has been in scintillating form, raking much of the government’s revenue. It is among the pillars for the country’s economy and its shake-ups would worry the Parliament.
Increased human activities around the area have led to the alarming rate at which the water level is reducing. Tree cutting for settlement and other economic activities have been the facilitators for low water levels.
Despite an increase in rain fall, the contribution to the water levels has been a drop in the ocean. The area needs to be conserved and offered high security protection should the ecosystem fail avidly.
On the other end, global warming could be another factor for the decreased water levels. It is a major catastrophe that could be out of control but can be managed.