The Ruaha River is a disaster! What has happened to all that progress we made last year? The state of the Ruaha River is shocking. It is the driest it has been since we had a drought in 2004/2005. The river looked like this in Januaray 2005 after the rains failed in December 2004. Why is it looking like this at the end of November? It can only mean that the off take up stream has increased, and that little or no management of quotas have been observed. This is extremely disappointing. Please can we all work together to improve this alarming state of affairs. It is so easy to make things work for the benefit of the whole if we all pull our weight.
Reapirs needed to upgrade a building that will house Ruaha National Park's Wildlife Health Centre have begun. Through a grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Without Borders Program, HALI (Health for Animals and Livelihood Improvement) and Ruaha National Park have joined together to create the lab so that the Park veterinarian and visiting researchers will have a facility in which to conduct their work. The park has provided the building and space to build the lab while the USFWS grant has provided the much needed funds needed to upgrade the building and purchase basic lab supplies.
The CRDB Bank has expanded its debit card services to enable its VisaCard holders to pay for services at such national parks as the Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha parks from October 2010. Similar services were already beingprovided by CRDB Bank in northern Tanzania covering the Serengeti, Ngorogoro crator, Tarangire, Manyara, Kilimanjaro mountain.
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