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TANZANIA PLANS TO CONSTRUCT DAM IN WILDLIFE PARK

12/17/2018

The Tanzanian government has signed an agreement with two Egyptian companies to construct a hydroelectric dam along the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. The reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for its animal populations and variety of wildlife habitats. Conservationists say the project would destroy the reserve, which is a tourist draw and source of revenue for the country. The dam is expected to produce 5,920 gigawatts of power annually. For the full story, see https://www.apnews.com/8ebd8e08c1814c73899a006286aa2dd9.