Corridors are being destroyed by:
- rapid agricultural expansion
- unplanned land use strategies
- unmanaged natural resource extraction
- increased bushmeat trade and the building of roads
At the root of all these threats is a rapidly increasing human population.
In the short-term, unless action is taken to manage these activities, Tanzania’s protected areas will become isolated; a situation likely to have serious implications for economic development including the sustainability of the tourist industry.
Some examples can be seen in the images on this page, click to zoom (photos ©Trevor Jones).