Tanzania: Ngorongoro May Be 'Deleted' from World Heritage Sites Listing

Arusha — Thirty years after being categorized among the 'World Heritage Sites,' Ngorongoro Conservation area, with its legendary wildlife-filled crater is in danger of being 'deleted' from this prestigious listing.

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization had issued eleven 'Hercules tasks' for the management of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority to execute by April 2009 or else the popular tourist and conservation site will be blacklisted by UNESCO.

Last week, a team of legislators from the parliamentary environment committee held crucial meetings with the NCAA conservators, the authority management, investors and people living in the vicinity to address the issue.

The special mission was led by the deputy Minister of Tourism and Natural resources Ezekiel Maige.

UNESCO's concern is the increased human activities in the conservation area topped with a population boom, things that are reportedly driving the world's heritage site into brink of collapse.

Read the complete article as written by Valentine Marc Nkwame