EIA podcast – playing power politics to build a dam in the heart of a World Heritage wilderness

World Heritage Site status should confer a degree of extra protection for those special places deemed treasures for the enrichment of the entire planet – but that hasn’t been the case in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve.


Podcast – What on Earth?

A dam too far – playing destructive power politics in the heart of a World Heritage wilderness

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Welcome back to the EIA What on Earth? podcast.

EIA’s Elephant Campaign Team has called for the Selous to be stripped of its World Heritage status due to the damage caused by construction of a massive hydropower project, but the World Heritage Committee stopped far short of taking such a step.

Wildlife Campaigner Rachel Mackenna explains why we were pressing for delisting in the first place and talks about what actually happened at the meeting and what might be next for the Selous.

Paul Newman

Rachel Mackenna