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Ruaha National Park

Tanzania

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The southern highlands of Tanzania provide habitat for more than 500 species of birds – including the white-browed scrub robin, southern ground hornbill and water thick-knee heard in this recording. The Great Ruaha River is the lifeblood of this savanna, providing a crucial source of freshwater that helps sustain the region. However, unsustainable agriculture and long droughts fueled by climate change have dried up the river in recent years, leaving wildlife and plant species parched during the dry season.

 

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