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Thursday, 12 September 2019

TANZANIA LAUNCHES 2019 MARA DAY CELEBRATIONS


 The Mara Regional Commissioner Adam Malima  launched the  2019 Mara Day celebrations at Sokoine grounds in Mugumu town of Serengeti district in Mara Region.
 Malima said commemoration of the day provides a great opportunity for stakeholders from Tanzania and Kenya to lay out strategies that help to promote sustainable conservation in the Mara River Basin.
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.
 Held on September 15th each year, Mara Day incorporates a different theme to campaign for sustainable conservation of the Mara River Basin.
“I, Mara River- stand with me” is the theme of 2019 Mara Day celebrations.
 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.
Apart from supporting wildlife conservation, Mara River is also a source of livelihood to around 1.1 million Tanzanians and Kenyans.

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