A chairperson from uranium-network.org and a representative from LHRC – Legal and Human Rights Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, speak out about the impacts of planned Mkuju River Uranium Project on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of World Heritage Site Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. The uranium mining project, operated by local company Mantra, owned by Russian state nuclear company ROSATOM, is heavily disputed by Tanzanian and international NGOs due to its potentially detrimental impacts on Selous Game Reserve. WWF lately handed the result of an international signature collecting campaign to Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Prof. Jumanne Maghembe: 238.542 persons asking to “Save Selous” from industrial developments such as uranium mining and building of huge dams. German Ambassador Egon Kochanke asked the Tanzania Government to ” … reconsider implementation of several projects within the SGR such as hydroelectric power production at the Stiegler’s Gorge, Uranium extraction at Mkuju and the Kidunda Dam water production as they will negatively impact the SGR ecosystem”.
read the World Heritage Watch Report 2017