Characteristics Savanna Grassland

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  • Serengeti National Park
    • Facts
      • 1929 Game reserve (lions) 1940 protected area 1951 boundaries modified 1981 UNESCO
      • Maasai-mara NR (north), Ngorongoro CA (south east)
      • Between Great rift valley & Lake Victoria
      • Administrated by Tanzanian National park authority
    • Climate & Vegetation
      • 1,150mm (nw) 950mm (w) >500mm (e)
      • Dry (short rain) may-november
        • Wet (long rain) march-arpil
          • Dry in may = migrate north... Wet october = migrate south
        • Dry in may = migrate north... Wet october = migrate south
      • South (short grass) North (long grass) West (woods)
    • Fauna
      • concentration large mammals, grazers & browsers, carnivores
    • Sustainable management
      • 1954 - Masai mara moved thus split serengeti and Ngorongoro.
      • Now want reconciling human development with conservation

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