Plans to build hydroelectric dams threaten two outstanding natural spectacles in Africa, the WWF has warned. 10 Rivers at Risk, a report by the conservation charity, says that the proposals are a danger to the annual wildebeest migration and Botswana’s Okavango delta, whose plains flood each year to become a lush habitat for animals. Researchers say that cheaper, renewable alternatives exist to the hydropower dams. Both the Mara, which flows through Tanzania into Kenya, and the Kavango, which flows from Angola into Botswana, are believed to be in danger. The environment, tourism and the local economy would be affected if they are harmed or ruined.
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