The Wildebeest migration in East Africa faces extinction. What can we do to mitigate against this?
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Read the following Real Life Scenario World wonder: The Wildebeest migration in East Africa faces extinction. What can we do to mitigate against this? For many years, wildebeest, zebras and gazelles migrate between Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture in a regular pattern. Between July and August, the wildebeest move into Kenya’s Masai Mara, crossing the Mara River in large numbers and from September to November the animals migrate back to Serengeti. This migration of animals to find food, water and calving grounds is under threat mainly because their migration routes/corridors are being cut off by fences, settlements, farms, roads and other developments, and the areas where they roam are getting smaller. The animals also face the additional challenges of poaching and having less food to eat because of livestock overgrazing and agriculture. The consequences of not acting now will be huge. Migrations of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle in Kenya’s Rift Valley and Elephants in Mt. Kenya have already been lost. Wildebeest could go the same way. Task: Community education Based on the above scenario, prepare a PowerPoint Presentation (at most 5 slides) or a Poster to educate Kenyans on how to sustain the wildebeest migration. NB: You can prepare the PowerPoint offline and upload it.
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