[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]




   
Feature
Heartbreak on the Serengeti
FEBRUARY 2006
Feature Main Page
Photo Gallery
On Assignment
Learn More
Map
Online Extra: Amboseli Update
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Click here to download high-resolution printable map
Acrobat Reader is required to view this download. Get the free plug-in here.
 
Serengeti Map
 
The Serengeti
Shaped by tectonic shifts and volcanic pressures, the Serengeti-Mara region supports a stunning collection of parks and wildlife reserves. Healthy populations of predators rely on the keystone species, the wildebeest, now thought to number around 1.2 million. These members of the antelope family bring life to the African plains, renewing the grasslands by their wide-ranging grazing and their droppings. People have also helped write the region's long history: hominin ancestors in Olduvai Gorge; tribes of traditional hunters who once roamed the Serengeti; and nomadic Maasai who still follow their herds in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a multiple-use zone where wildlife, tourists, and indigenous people are supposed to exist in harmony—but seldom do.


E-Mail this Page to a Friend