This study was carried out in Mikumi National Park (MINAPA) to quantify the
amount of solid pollutants along the highway through MINAPA. The study adopted
longitudinal research design where ten sampling points labeled A to J were
established from the western part (Mikumi town) of the highway to the eastern part
(Doma village). Waste products were collected, sorted and measured in a daily basis
at these sampling points for three weeks. The findings of this study reveals that
plastic materials are decreasing as you enter the park from either direction of the
highway, tyres and tubes as well as metal wastes are found to be roughly equally
distributed throughout the park regardless of the direction of the entrance although
the large amount being obtained around the road humps. In addition, the first weeks
of data collection, the amount of plastic materials were relatively higher dropping
each week to the very low in the third week. The total amount of waste products
deposited deliberately or accidentally in the park may have negative impacts to the
park ecosystem health which, in some cases may endanger the health of wildlife
inhabiting in this valuable ecosystem. Therefore, Tanzania government under the
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) should adopt effective
mitigation measures upon this emerging challenge, and TANAPA should be strictly
responsible to ensure these mitigation measures are fully implemented. In addition to
that, conservation education should be included in Tanzania education curriculum so
that, children may grow with the conservation mentality.
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