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Sunday, 15 September 2019

TANZANIA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO KENYA APPEALS FOR CONSERVATION OF MARA RIVER


The Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Chana on Sunday  appealed for conservation of Mara River when she attended the climax of the 2019 Mara Day celebration held at Sokoine grounds in Mugumu.  
Besides supporting wildlife conservation, Mara River is also a source of livelihood to around 1.1 million Tanzanians and Kenyans.

The 10th Sectorial Council of Ministers for Lake Victoria Basin held in the Rwandan capital Kigali in May 2012 declared every September 15 the 'Mara Day.

The event is hosted by Tanzania and Kenya on rotational basis.

The Mara River starts in the Mau forests on the Kenyan side, and the flows through the Masai Mara Game Reserves and Serengeti National Park before emptying into Lake Victoria in Tanzania.




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