The Serengeti-Mara squeeze – One of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure

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Increased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, an international study has concluded. The study, led by the University of Groningen and with collaborators at 11 institutions around the world, looked at 40 years of data, and revealed that some boundary areas have seen a 400 per cent increase in human population over the past decade while larger wildlife species populations in key areas (the Kenyan side) were reduced by more than 75%. The findings are published this week in the scientific journal Science. Dr. Michiel Veldhuis, lead author of the study from the University of Groningen: “This finding alters our view on what is needed to protect biodiversity.”

Period28-Mar-2019 → 3-Jul-2020

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  • Title保育是新的商業模式 肯亞馬賽地主:「我的土地已屬於大象、牛羚和獅子們」
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHiNet新聞
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryChina
    Date03/07/2020
    Description[Conservation is a new business model. Kenyan Masai landlord: "My land already belongs to elephants, wildebeests and lions"]
    URLhttps://times.hinet.net/topic/22957841
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • Title'My land is now owned by lions': Maasai farmers offer Kenya's wildlife a lifeline
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/06/2020
    DescriptionKenya has lost 70% of its wildlife in 30 years, but conservancy schemes could halt the decline – and benefit local communities
    Producer/AuthorPeter Muiruri
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/24/my-land-is-now-owned-by-lions-maasai-farmers-offer-kenya-wildlife-a-lifeline-aoe
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleHuman-wildlife conflict threatens protected reserves in East Africa
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhys.org
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/01/2020
    DescriptionEach year, more than a million wildebeest migrate across the grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania into Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. But on the borders of these protected areas, human populations are increasing and wild ecosystems are struggling to survive in the face of development. Understanding these pressures is crucial for protecting people and wildlife, and to curb illegal activities such as poaching.
    Producer/AuthorSarah Wild
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2020-01-human-wildlife-conflict-threatens-reserves-east.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleHuman-wildlife conflict threatens protected reserves in East Africa
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHorizon
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date23/01/2020
    DescriptionEach year, more than a million wildebeest migrate across the grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania into Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. But on the borders of these protected areas, human populations are increasing and wild ecosystems are struggling to survive in the face of development. Understanding these pressures is crucial for protecting people and wildlife, and to curb illegal activities such as poaching.
    Producer/AuthorSarah Wild
    URLhttps://medium.com/horizon-magazine/human-wildlife-conflict-threatens-protected-reserves-in-east-africa-4e7b6d699932
    PersonsHan Olff, Michiel Veldhuis
  • TitleVerletzliches Tierparadies
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNeue Westfälische
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date30/11/2019
    DescriptionVor 60 Jahren machte Grzimeks Naturfilm „Serengeti darf nicht sterben“ Tansanias Wildnis berühmt. Heute kämpft das Schutzgebiet mit neuen Herausforderungen
    Producer/AuthorWin Schumacher
    URLhttps://www.nw.de/lifestyle/reise/22626271_Verletzliches-Tierparadies.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleDie Serengeti – Bernhard Grzimeks bedrohtes Erbe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDie Welt
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeLesedauer: 9 Minuten
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date13/06/2019
    DescriptionVor 60 Jahren half der Film „Serengeti darf nicht sterben“, die Savanne in Tansania zu retten. Heute aber sind Wilderer längst nicht mehr das einzige Problem. Tierschützer haben ganz andere Sorgen.
    Producer/AuthorWin Schumacher
    URLhttps://www.welt.de/reise/Fern/article195075137/Safari-in-Tansania-Die-Serengeti-Bernhard-Grzimeks-bedrohtes-Erbe.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleAct now, Mara-Serengeti must live forever
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletStandard Digital
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryKenya
    Date08/05/2019
    DescriptionThe Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, one of the most protected conservation areas on earth has seen a 400 per cent increase in human population over the past decade putting its future in peril.
    Producer/AuthorPeter Muiruri
    URLhttps://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001324595/mara-serengeti-must-not-die
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleHow cross-boundary impacts jeopardise Serengeti-Mara ecosystem
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily News
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryTanzania, United Republic of
    Date17/04/2019
    DescriptionProtected areas such as national parks, wilderness areas, community conserved area and nature reserves are the mainstay of biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services which contribute to people's livelihoods.
    Producer/AuthorDeus Ngowi
    URLhttps://dailynews.co.tz/news/2019-04-175cb7261156f04.aspx
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleTanzania: How cross-boundary impacts jeopardise Serengeti-Mara ecosystem
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAll Africa
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryKenya
    Date17/04/2019
    DescriptionProtected areas such as national parks, wilderness areas, community conserved area and nature reserves are the mainstay of biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services which contribute to people's livelihoods.
    Producer/AuthorDeus Ngowi
    URLhttps://allafrica.com/stories/201904180124.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleWatch five cheetahs take down a wildebeest in a heart-pounding exclusive clip from Our Planet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGIZMODO | Australia
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date05/04/2019
    Producer/AuthorBrian Kahn
    URLhttps://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/04/watch-five-cheetahs-take-down-a-wildebeest-in-a-heart-pounding-exclusive-clip-from-our-planet/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWatch five cheetahs take down a wildebeest in a heart-pounding exclusive clip from Our Planet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGIZMODO | UK
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date04/04/2019
    Producer/AuthorBrian Kahn
    URLwww.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/04/watch-five-cheetahs-take-down-a-wildebeest-in-a-heart-pounding-exclusive-clip-from-our-planet/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSerengeti wildlife feel the squeeze of human activity
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFuturity
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date03/04/2019
    DescriptionIncreased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is damaging habitat and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, a new study warns.
    Producer/AuthorGail McCormick
    URLhttps://www.futurity.org/serengeti-wildlife-ecosystems-2024792-2/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWatch five cheetahs take down a wildebeest in a heart-pounding exclusive clip from Our Planet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGIZMODO | EARTHER
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date03/04/2019
    DescriptionThe premise of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, is to include humans in the story of Earth. ....... A study released just last week in Science found that human activity over the past 40 years on the edge of the Serengeti has, in the researchers’ words, “‘squeezed’ wildlife into the core protected area and has altered the ecosystem’s dynamics” including fire on the landscape, carbon storage, and food for grazers. The study concludes that conserving some semblance of the ecosystems at the heart of the Serengeti—and ensuring wild cheetah hunts continue as they have for thousands of years—will mean better managing development outside protected areas.
    Producer/AuthorBrian Kahn
    URLhttps://earther.gizmodo.com/watch-five-cheetahs-take-down-a-wildebeest-in-a-heart-p-1833776344
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleLa vida en Serengueti y Masái Mara, en peligro por culpa de la especie humana
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletLa Vanguardia
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySpain
    Date02/04/2019
    DescriptionAlgunas especies animales han sufrido un declive de más del 75% en la última década debido a un aumento del 400% de la población en la frontera de esta zona protegida
    Producer/AuthorElena Martínez Batalla
    URLhttps://www.lavanguardia.com/natural/animaladas-videos/20190402/461396826206/animales-parques-serengueti-mara-peligro-extincion-presion-humanos.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitlePeople are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTimes of Malta
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryMalta
    Date02/04/2019
    DescriptionFarming, settlements and fences are putting pressure on the whole area
    Producer/AuthorJoseph Ogutu
    URLhttps://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190402/life-features/people-are-taking-a-huge-toll-on-the-plains-of-the-serengeti-mara.706243
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleKenya: People are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletallAfrica
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryKenya
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionRepublished from The Conversation Africa
    Producer/AuthorJoseph Ogutu
    URLhttps://allafrica.com/stories/201904020519.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleAfrica, parchi sotto assedio. L’esplosione demografica alimenta la rapida riduzione della fauna selvatica
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletgreenreport.it
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionGli scienziati: «Urgente ripensare a come gestiamo i confini delle aree protette»
    URLwww.greenreport.it/news/aree-protette-e-biodiversita/africa-parchi-sotto-assedio-lesplosione-demografica-alimenta-la-rapida-riduzione-della-fauna-selvatica/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleEl Serengeti-Mara puede tener los días contados
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletecoticias.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySpain
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionUn aumento de la población en torno al ecosistema Serengeti-Mara, uno de los más emblemáticos y grandes de África, está comprometiendo el futuro de los animales salvajes que migran entre ambas reservas. El estudio, dirigido por la Universidad de Groninga, en Países Bajos, y con colaboradores de 11 instituciones de todo el mundo, analizó los datos de 40 años y reveló que algunas áreas fronterizas han visto un aumento del 400 por ciento en la población humana en la última década, mientras que las poblaciones más grandes de especies de vida silvestre en áreas clave (el lado de Kenia) se redujeron en más del 75 por ciento.
    Producer/AuthorECOticias.com/Red/Agencias
    URLhttps://www.ecoticias.com/naturaleza/193019/Serengeti-Mara-puede-tener-dias-contados
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSerengeti: Schutzgebiet in der Krise
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBild der Wissenschaft
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionEine faszinierende Savannenlandschaft voller Tiere – 1959 hat die Kinodokumentation „Serengeti darf nicht sterben“ das bedrohte Naturparadies Afrikas bekannt gemacht. Seitdem hat sich zwar viel für den Schutz des Serengeti-Mara-Ökosystems getan, doch nun schlagen Forscher erneut Alarm: Der wachsende Siedlungsdruck rund um das Schutzgebiet treibt die Tiere in die Kernbereiche, zeigt ihre Studie. Dadurch kommen schädliche Prozesse in Gang, die sich möglicherweise bald nicht mehr umkehren lassen. Der Naturschutz und die Interessen der Bevölkerung der Region müssen dringend in Einklang gebracht werden, sonst droht der ökologische Kollaps, sagen die Wissenschaftler.
    Producer/AuthorUniversität Hohenheim
    URLhttps://www.wissenschaft.de/umwelt-natur/serengeti-schutzgebiet-in-der-krise/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleHuman activity disrupting iconic African ecosystem, biologist finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEnvironmental News Network
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionA researcher in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) has confirmed that Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem—one of the largest, most protected on Earth—may be imperiled, due to increased human activity at its border.
    Producer/AuthorSyracuse University
    URLhttps://www.enn.com/articles/57401-human-activity-disrupting-iconic-african-ecosystem-biologist-finds
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze: One of the world's iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPennState News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionStudy finds increased human activity around East African reserves disrupting wildlife, damaging habitat
    Producer/AuthorGail McCormick
    URLhttps://news.psu.edu/story/566424/2019/04/01/research/serengeti-mara-squeeze-one-worlds-iconic-ecosystems-under-pressure
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleConcern as human activities encroach Serengeti, Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDailynews - Sundaynews
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryTanzania, United Republic of
    Date31/03/2019
    DescriptionAs Tanziania plans to take vital steps to address boundary challenges in conserved areas, it is claimed that an increase in human activities aroundone of Africa's most iconic ecosystems, the Serengeti, is squeezing the wildlife in its core.
    Producer/AuthorDeus Ngowi
    URLhttps://www.dailynews.co.tz/news/2019-03-315ca05028b735c.aspx#
    PersonsHan Olff
  • TitleCoraz liczniejsze sąsiedztwo ludzi zagraża zwierzętom w Serengeti-Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNauka w Polsce
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryPoland
    Date31/03/2019
    DescriptionNa terenach wokół afrykańskiego obszaru chronionego Serengeti-Mara gwałtownie przybywa ludności, co coraz bardziej obciąża cenny ekosystem: odbiera przestrzeń zebrom, antylopom i gazelom i zakłóca ich coroczne migracje – alarmują naukowcy na łamach “Science”.
    Producer/Authordwo/zan/
    URLnaukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news%2C33418%2Ccoraz-liczniejsze-sasiedztwo-ludzi-zagraza-zwierzetom-w-serengeti-mara.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleTanzania: Concern As Human Activities Encroach Serengeti, Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletallAfrica
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryKenya
    Date31/03/2019
    DescriptionAs Tanzania plans to take vital steps to address boundary challenges in conserved areas, it is claimed that an increase in human activities around one of Africa's most iconic ecosystems, the Serengeti, is squeezing the wildlife in its core.
    Producer/AuthorDeus Ngowi
    URLhttps://allafrica.com/stories/201904010106.html
    PersonsHan Olff
  • TitleKárokat okozott a népességnövekedés egy kelet-afrikai rezervátumban
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHIRADO.HU
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryHungary
    Date30/03/2019
    DescriptionKárokat okozott a népességnövekedés egy kelet-afrikai természetvédelmi területen. A kenyai Masai Mara Nemzeti Park és a tanzániai Serengeti Nemzeti Park egyedülálló ökoszisztémát alkot a vadállatok számára Kelet-Afrikában. Habár a két ország területén elhelyezkedő rezervátum szigorúan védettnek számít, a területet körülvevő emberi települések veszélyeztetik az ottani ökoszisztémát – derül ki a Groningeni Egyetem tanulmányából.
    Producer/AuthorMTI
    URLhttps://www.hirado.hu/tudomany-high-tech/zold/cikk/2019/03/30/karokat-okozott-a-nepessegnovekedes-egy-kelet-afrikai-rezervatumban
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleBevolkingsgroei zet Afrikaanse reservaten onder druk - Dorpen aan de rand blokkeren kuddemigratie
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHet Laatste Nieuws
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryBelgium
    Date30/03/2019
    DescriptionTwee van de bekendste natuurreservaten van Afrika, Serengeti in Tanzania en Masai Mara in Kenia, staan onder toenemende druk door bevolkingsgroei. Dat heeft ingrijpende gevolgen voor het ecosysteem en de migratieroutes van kuddedieren, meldt een internationaal team onder leiding van Groningse wetenschappers.
    URLhttps://www.hln.be/de-krant/bevolkingsgroei-zet-afrikaanse-reservaten-onder-druk~ac1fe935/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze: One of world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurasia Review
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date30/03/2019
    DescriptionIncreased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, an international study has concluded.
    Producer/AuthorEurasia Review
    URLhttps://www.eurasiareview.com/30032019-the-serengeti-mara-squeeze-one-of-worlds-most-iconic-ecosystems-under-pressure/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleGrensactiviteit raakt kern ecosysteem
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBionieuws
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date30/03/2019
    DescriptionMenselijke bevolkingsgroei en toename van vee in de zones rondom beschermde gebieden, perst wilde dieren als gnoes, zebra’s en gazelles samen in de kern van het ecosysteem. Het leefgebied neemt daardoor af in omvang, begrazingsdruk neemt er toe en vegetatie verandert. Dat concluderen onderzoekers van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen met internationale collega’s 29 maart in Science over het Serengeti-Mara-ecosysteem dat zo’n 40.000 vierkante kilometer beslaat in Tanzania en Kenia.
    Producer/AuthorMaartje Kouwen
    URLhttps://bionieuws.nl/view/26809#2
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleVegetatie voor grazers wordt schaars in Serengeti: ‘Zo’n beetje als in de Oostvaardersplassen’
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTrouw
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date30/03/2019
    DescriptionZelfs in een natuurpark in Tanzania zijn wilde dieren hun leven niet veilig. Vee neemt bezit van de grasgronden.
    Producer/AuthorJoep Engels
    URLhttps://www.trouw.nl/groen/vegetatie-voor-grazers-wordt-schaars-in-serengeti-zo-n-beetje-als-in-de-oostvaardersplassen-~ad769829/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitlePopulation explosion fuelling rapid reduction of wildlife on African savannah, study shows
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Independent
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/03/2019
    Description‘Urgent need to rethink how we manage the boundaries of protected areas’, says international team of scientists
    Producer/Author Harry Cockburn
    URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife-africa-savanah-serengeti-masai-mara-population-a8843936.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleBedrohtes Paradies: Wachsende Bevölkerung schadet der Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTiroler Tageszeitung
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionDie Serengeti und die Masai Mara bilden ein einmaliges Ökosystem für ostafrikanische Tiere. Die Gebiete in Tansania und dem angrenzenden Kenia sind streng geschützt - doch der Druck menschlicher Siedlungen bedroht das Ökosystem einer Studie zufolge fundamental. Die am Rande der Schutzgebiete lebende Bevölkerung sei zwischen 1999 und 2012 im Mittel jährlich um 2,4 Prozent gewachsen.
    Producer/AuthorAPA/dpa
    URLhttps://www.tt.com/ticker/15488506/bedrohtes-paradies-wachsende-bevoelkerung-schadet-der-serengeti
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSCIENCE-Publikation: Forschung sieht große Tierwanderungen der Serengeti in Gefahr
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInformationsdienst Wissenschaft
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionSteigender Siedlungsdruck treibt Tiere tiefer in Kernzonen / fehlende Wanderung gefährdet ganzes Ökosystem / Forscher der Uni Hohenheim mahnen dringenden Handlungsbedarf an
    Producer/AuthorFlorian Klebs
    URLhttps://idw-online.de/de/news713074
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleEl icónico Serengeti-Mara, bajo la amenaza demográfica del ser humano
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletcienciaplus | europa press
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySpain
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionUn aumento de la población en torno al ecosistema Serengeti-Mara, uno de los más emblemáticos y grandes de África, está comprometiendo el futuro de los animales salvajes que migran entre ambas reservas.
    Producer/AuthorEuropa press
    URLhttps://www.europapress.es/ciencia/habitat-y-clima/noticia-iconico-serengeti-mara-amenaza-demografica-ser-humano-20190329105513.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleHotat djur- och växtparadis
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSveriges Radio - Vetandets värld
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritorySweden
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionHisnande vyer och en mångfald av djur och växter lockar människor från hela världen till Serengeti i Tanzania. Men en ny studie visar att ekosystemet i nationalparken är under stark stress.
    Producer/AuthorAgnes Faxén
    URLhttps://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=412&grupp=4257&artikel=7186109
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleNationalpark gefährdet: In der Serengeti wird es eng
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionNaturschutzgebiete in Ostafrika werden von der Entwicklung außerhalb ihrer Grenzen erdrückt. Übergroße Viehherden setzen der Vegetation zu, und auch der Mensch nimmt immer mehr Flächen für sich in Anspruch.
    Producer/Author Roland Knauer
    URLhttps://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/tiere/die-serengeti-wird-von-uebergrossen-viehherden-kahl-gefressen-16112994.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleIn der Serengeti wird es für viele Tiere eng
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDer Standard
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionIn Bereichen des ostafrikanischen Naturschutzgebiets verfünffachte sich zuletzt die Zahl der Menschen, während die der Tiere dramatisch sank
    Producer/AuthorKlaus Taschwer
    URLhttps://derstandard.at/2000100407514/In-der-Serengeti-wird-es-fuer-viele-Tiere-eng
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleBedrohtes Paradies: Wachsende Bevölkerung schadet der Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAPA - Science
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionDie Serengeti und die Masai Mara bilden ein einmaliges Ökosystem für ostafrikanische Tiere. Die Gebiete in Tansania und dem angrenzenden Kenia sind streng geschützt - doch der Druck menschlicher Siedlungen bedroht das Ökosystem einer Studie zufolge fundamental. Die am Rande der Schutzgebiete lebende Bevölkerung sei zwischen 1999 und 2012 im Mittel jährlich um 2,4 Prozent gewachsen.
    Producer/AuthorAPA/dpa
    URLhttps://science.apa.at/site/medizin_und_biotech/detail?key=SCI_20190329_SCI39391351447688816
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSchutzgebiete in Afrika: Wachsende Bevölkerung bedroht Wildtiere in Serengeti und Masai Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDer Spiegel
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionGnus, Löwen und Elefanten - in der Serengeti und Masai Mara in Afrika lebt eine Vielzahl eindrucksvoller Wildtiere. Doch zunehmend breitet sich der Mensch in dem Gebiet aus - und wird zur Gefahr für das Ökosystem.
    Producer/Authorjme/dpa
    URLwww.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/serengeti-und-masai-mara-wachsende-bevoelkerung-bedroht-tiere-im-schutzgebiet-a-1260295.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWachsende Bevölkerung schadet der Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDeutsche Welle
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionImmer mehr Menschen in Ostafrika weichen auf der Suche nach Lebensraum auch auf Naturreservate aus. Besonders bedroht ist die Serengeti. Wissenschaftler schlagen Alarm.
    Producer/Authorgn/hf (afp, dpa)
    URLhttps://p.dw.com/p/3FtBG
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitlePopulation growth threatens the Ecosystem of the Serengeti – view
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletKXAN36
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionSerengeti and Masai Mara to form a unique Ecosystem for East African animals. The areas in Tanzania and adjacent Kenya are strictly protected, but the pressure of human settlements is a threat to the Ecosystem fundamentally. The on the edge of protected areas, population has grown between 1999 and 2012 in an annual average of 2.4 per cent, report researchers in the journal “Science”. There is more arable land, the number of livestock had rocketed.
    Producer/AuthorAdrian McDonald
    URLhttps://www.kxan36news.com/population-growth-threatens-the-ecosystem-of-the-serengeti-view
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleStuttgarter Forscher schlagen Alarm wegen Bedrohung der afrikanischen Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBadische Zeitung
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionWachsende menschliche Siedlungen schaden laut einer Studie den ostafrikanischen Naturschutzgebieten Serengeti und Masai Mara – weil sie mit ihrem Vieh die Schutzzonen betreten und Häuser zu nah bauen.
    Producer/Authorafp/dpa
    URLhttps://www.badische-zeitung.de/panorama/stuttgarter-forscher-schlagen-alarm-wegen-bedrohung-der-afrikanischen-serengeti--169605990.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSavannen-Ökosystem in Afrika: Serengeti unter Druck
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDer Tagesspiegel
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionAfrikas ikonische Lebensräume für Großwild sind offiziell geschützt. Doch die wachsende Bevölkerung rundherum setzt Natur und Tieren massiv zu.
    Producer/Authordpa
    URLhttps://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/savannen-oekosystem-in-afrika-serengeti-unter-druck/24159934.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleEinzigartiges Ökosystem: Wachsende Bevölkerung bedroht die Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPeiner Allgemeine
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionDie Serengeti und Masai Mara bilden ein einmaliges Ökosystem. Doch das Paradies im Osten Afrikas ist extrem bedroht, warnen Forscher. Dabei sind die Gebiete streng geschützt.
    Producer/AuthorRND/dpa
    URLwww.paz-online.de/Nachrichten/Wissen/Wachsende-Bevoelkerung-bedroht-die-Serengeti
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSerengeti und Masai Mara: Bedrohtes Tierparadies
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletARD Tagesschau
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionAuf der Suche nach Nahrung durchstreifen Gnus, Zebras und Gazellen in riesigen Herden Serengeti und Masai Mara. Ihr Bestand ist laut einer Studie in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten um bis zu 95 Prozent zurückgegangen.
    Producer/AuthorDeutschlandfunk Nova
    URLhttps://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/serengeti-masai-oekosystem-101.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSCIENCE-Publikation: Forschung sieht große Tierwanderungen der Serengeti in Gefahr
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAlphaGalileo
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/03/2019
    Descriptionteigender Siedlungsdruck treibt Tiere tiefer in Kernzonen / fehlende Wanderung gefährdet ganzes Ökosystem / Forscher der Uni Hohenheim mahnen dringenden Handlungsbedarf an
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of Hohenheim
    URLhttps://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/177209?returnurl=https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/177209
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWildebeest spectacle nears sunset in jostling for park space
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBusiness Daily
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryKenya
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionResearchers say encroachment of protected areas should be ranked among major threats like poaching, climate change
    Producer/AuthorGerald Andae
    URLhttps://www.businessdailyafrica.com/datahub/Wildebeest-spectacle-nears-sunset-in-jostling/3815418-5047436-j91u2jz/index.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleEinzigartiges Ökosystem: Wachsende Bevölkerung bedroht die Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGöttinger Tageblatt
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionDie Serengeti und Masai Mara bilden ein einmaliges Ökosystem. Doch das Paradies im Osten Afrikas ist extrem bedroht, warnen Forscher. Dabei sind die Gebiete streng geschützt.
    Producer/AuthorRND/dpa
    URLwww.goettinger-tageblatt.de/Nachrichten/Wissen/Wachsende-Bevoelkerung-bedroht-die-Serengeti
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWachsende Bevölkerung bedroht die Serengeti
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHannoversche Allgemeine
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionDie Serengeti und Masai Mara bilden ein einmaliges Ökosystem. Doch das Paradies im Osten Afrikas ist extrem bedroht, warnen Forscher. Dabei sind die Gebiete streng geschützt.
    Producer/AuthorRND/dpa
    URLwww.haz.de/Nachrichten/Wissen/Uebersicht/Wachsende-Bevoelkerung-bedroht-die-Serengeti
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleWhy one of Africa’s great animal migration routes is being ‘squeezed to the core’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletiNews
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionSoaring human population and their livestock is putting Serengeti-Mara ecosystem under huge pressure, new study warns
    Producer/AuthorTom Bawden
    URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/environment/why-one-of-africas-great-animal-migration-routes-is-being-squeezed-to-the-core/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze—One of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPHYS.ORG
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionThe Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the largest and most protected ecosystems on Earth, spanning 40,000 square kilometres and taking in the Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve in East Africa.

    Every year a million wildebeest, half a million gazelle and 200,000 zebra make the perilous trek from the Serengeti national park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya in their search for water and grazing land.

    Now, an international team of scientists have discovered that increased human activity along the boundaries is having a detrimental impact on plants, animals, and soils.
    Producer/Author University of York
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2019-03-serengeti-mara-squeezeone-world-iconic-ecosystems.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze - One of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure: Urgent need to rethink how we manage the boundaries of protected areas
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionIncreased human activity around one of Africa's most iconic ecosystems is 'squeezing the wildlife in its core', damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, an international study has concluded.
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of York
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190328150743.htm
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleHuman overpopulation is threatening iconic animals in the Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks as wildebeest, zebra and gazelles struggle against the surge of people
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionIconic animals such as wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles are being threatened by a rapidly growing human population around world famous national parks.

    The borders of the Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks are seeing human numbers soar while the amount of animals is plummeting.

    As a result of human interference in these vast natural areas, the entire ecosystem is at risk of collapse.
    Producer/Author Joe Pinkstone
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6861135/Iconic-animals-threatened-surge-human-populations-Serengeti.html
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze – One of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPress release UG
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionIncreased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, an international study has concluded. The study, led by the University of Groningen and with collaborators at 11 institutions around the world, looked at 40 years of data, and revealed that some boundary areas have seen a 400 per cent increase in human population over the past decade while larger wildlife species populations in key areas (the Kenyan side) were reduced by more than 75%. The findings are published this week in the scientific journal Science. Dr. Michiel Veldhuis, lead author of the study from the University of Groningen: “This finding alters our view on what is needed to protect biodiversity.”
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/news/2019/03/the-serengeti-mara-squeeze
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Gordon Ojwang, Han Olff
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze - One of many world’s most iconic ecosystems underneath stress
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTodayChan
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionThe Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is among the largest and most protected ecosystems on Earth, spanning 40,000 sq. kilometres and taking within the Serengeti Nationwide Park and Maasai Mara Nationwide Reserve in East Africa.

    Yearly 1,000,000 wildebeest, half 1,000,000 gazelle and 200,000 zebra make the perilous trek from the Serengeti nationwide park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya of their seek for water and grazing land.

    Now, a global crew of scientists have found that elevated human exercise alongside the boundaries is having a detrimental affect on crops, animals, and soils.
    URLhttps://www.todaychan.com/2019/03/28/the-serengeti-mara-squeeze-one-of-the-worlds-most-iconic-ecosystems-under-pressure/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleIconic animals threatened by surge in humans in Masai Mara & Serengeti national parks
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTLE
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionOne of the largest ecosystems in the world is at risk because human activity along its borders has increased fourfold.
    URLhttps://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/iconic-animals-threatened-by-surge-in-humans-in-masai-mara-serengeti-national-parks/28/03/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSerengeti-Mara in de knel: één van ‘s werelds meest iconische ecosystemen onder druk
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAgenparl
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    Date28/03/2019
    Producer/AuthorUG press release
    URLhttps://agenparl.eu/serengeti-mara-in-de-knel-een-van-s-werelds-meest-iconische-ecosystemen-onder-druk/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleSerengeti-Mara squeeze - one of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletmyScience International
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionIncreased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, an international study has concluded.
    URLhttps://www.myscience.org/news/2019/serengeti_mara_squeeze_one_of_the_world_s_most_iconic_ecosystems_under_pressure-2019-glasgow
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleLudzie coraz bardziej przeszkadzają zwierzętom z Serengeti-Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRMF24
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryPoland
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionJeden z najsłynniejszych obszarów chronionych na świecie, ekosystem łączący Park Narodowy Serengeti w Tanzanii i rezerwat Masai Mara w Kenii, coraz silniej odczuwa negatywny wpływ aktywności człowieka. Wyniki międzynarodowych badań prowadzonych przez 11 instytucji naukowych pod kierunkiem ekspertów z Uniwersytetu w Groningen pokazują, że rosnąca wokół rezerwatów liczba miejscowej ludności i jej aktywność gospodarcza przyczyniają się do niszczenia środowiska i zakłócania szlaków migracji antylop gnu, zebr i gazeli. Artykuł opublikowany w najnowszym numerze czasopismo "Science" wskazuje na potrzebę zmiany mechanizmów ochrony tego typu obszarów.
    Producer/AuthorGrzegorz Jasiński
    URLhttps://www.rmf24.pl/nauka/news-ludzie-coraz-bardziej-przeszkadzaja-zwierzetom-z-serengeti-m,nId,2907859
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleThe iconic Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is being stifled by human activity
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletearth.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionA new study from the University of Groningen shows that the wildlife in Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is being “squeezed” to the core by increasing human activity. After analyzing 40 years worth of data, researchers realized that, in some areas within the Serengeti-Mara region, there has been a 400% increase in human population and a 75% decrease in Kenyan wildlife populations in a single decade.
    Producer/AuthorOlivia Harvey
    URLhttps://www.earth.com/news/serengeti-mara-ecosystem-human-activity/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis, Han Olff
  • TitleHumans putting the squeeze on Serengeti ecosystem
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCourthouse News Service
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionThe grass is always greener on the other side, but what happens when you’re a cattle rancher and the best grazing grounds are inside the world’s greatest wildlife conservation? Research reveals how growing human activity on the borders of the great Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in Eastern Africa is impacting the historic migration patterns of wildebeest.
    Producer/AuthorAmanda Pampuro
    URLhttps://www.courthousenews.com/humans-putting-the-squeeze-on-serengeti-ecosystem/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleBevolkingsgroei zet natuurreservaat Serengeti onder druk
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDe Morgen
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryBelgium
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionTwee van de bekendste natuurreservaten van Afrika, Serengeti in Tanzania en Masai Mara in Kenia, staan onder toenemende druk door bevolkingsgroei. Dat heeft ingrijpende gevolgen voor het ecosysteem en de migratieroutes van kuddedieren, meldt een internationaal team wetenschappers in Science.
    Producer/AuthorCor Speksnijder
    URLhttps://www.demorgen.be/wetenschap/bevolkingsgroei-zet-natuurreservaat-serengeti-onder-druk-b4e39999/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleHuman activity is disrupting the heart of Africa's Serengeti ecosystem
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInside Science
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionRepercussions of human pressure ripple from the edges to the center of an enormous protected area.
    Producer/AuthorNala Rogers
    URLhttps://www.insidescience.org/news/human-activity-disrupting-heart-africas-serengeti-ecosystem
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitlePopulation explosion fuelling rapid reduction of wildlife on African savannah, study shows
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYahoo! News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionEncroachment by people into one of Africa’s most celebrated ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, by damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of animals, a major international study has concluded.
    Producer/AuthorThe Independent/Harry Cockburn
    URLct.moreover.com/?a=38872615892&p=1pl&v=1&x=VpyLokIQ2oItvHbCuTe6Fw
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleThe Serengeti-Mara squeeze - One of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekAlert!
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date28/03/2019
    DescriptionNew finding alters our view on what is needed to protect biodiversity
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of Groningen
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uog-tss032619.php
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis

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Media contributions

  • TitlePeople are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date01/04/2019
    DescriptionThe Serengeti-Mara is made up of pastoral community lands and 12 major protected areas, including the world famous Maasai Mara national reserve and the Serengeti national park. These make up, what we call, the “core protected area”.

    But despite its vast protected areas, the Serengeti-Mara is being threatened.

    In our new research we show how activities by people – like farming, erecting fences and settlements – are proliferating around the borders of the core protected areas. This is putting huge pressure on the area’s environment, natural resources and wildlife.
    Producer/AuthorJoseph Ogutu
    URLtheconversation.com/people-are-taking-a-huge-toll-on-the-plains-of-the-serengeti-mara-114389
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis
  • TitleBevolkingsgroei zet natuurreservaat Serengeti onder druk
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDe Volkskrant
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date29/03/2019
    DescriptionTwee van de bekendste natuurreservaten van Afrika, Serengeti in Tanzania en Masai Mara in Kenia, staan onder toenemende druk door bevolkingsgroei. Dat heeft ingrijpende gevolgen voor het ecosysteem en de migratieroutes van kuddedieren, meldt een internationaal team onder leiding van Groningse wetenschappers in Science.
    Producer/AuthorCor Speksnijder
    URLhttps://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/bevolkingsgroei-zet-natuurreservaat-serengeti-onder-druk~b4e39999/
    PersonsMichiel Veldhuis