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Biodiversity patterns are strongly connected to land use by herbivores and human activity. Africa occupies one-fifth of the global land surface and here live a quarter of the World's approximate 4,700 mammal species and 1,600 bird species which are endemic (existing only in this area.) A great number of these species are endangered or critically endangered, due to various stresses on the environment. In Kenya the National Parks include the World famous Masai Mara, bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania, home to a number of these endangered species. Between July and October unimaginable numbers of wilderbeest, zebra, gazelles and big cats make the journey from the Serengeti in Tanzania into the Masai Mara in Kenya, crossing the border to reach grazing sites which are lush after the rains. The proposal to build a highway through the Masai Mara/Serengeti has raised grave concerns from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The World Heritage Centre as it would cut off these migration routes, encourage poaching and desturb the habitat for these animals.
Black-winged Stilt /Himantopus himantopus), Elementaita lake, Kenya
Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) Elementaita Lake, Kenya
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Lake Nakuru National Park
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius), Nakuru National Partk, Kenya
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Mabamba Bay Wetland, Victoria Lake, Uganda 09 peter prokosch 030
Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Mabamba Bay Wetland, Victoria Lake, Uganda 09 peter prokosch 030
Cheetahs in the shade, Kenya
Impala, Aepyceros melampus, female "clan" in Acacia forest, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Sunset over Nairobi, Kenya
Lilac Breasted Roller Bird (Coracias caudata), Zambia
Waterbuck (Kobus Ellipsiprymnus) in Zambia
Wildlife in Zambia
Wildlife in Zambia
Saddle-billed stalk (Ephippiorhynchus Senegalensis), Zambia
Hippo (Hippopotamus Amphibius) in the river, Zambia
Hippos (Hippopotamus Amphibius) in the water, Zambia
African elephants (Loxodonta Africana), Luangwa Valley, Zambia
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