The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa, crossing northern Tanzania.
The name, Serengeti, originates from the Maasai word siringit, which translates to “endless plains.”
Considering the whole area covers 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometres), we can’t think of any better name!
No other location touches your soul quite like it. The never-ending grasslands, mesmerising trees and vibrant sunrises and sunsets are truly hypnotic and make for some amazing pictures.
The national parks in the region are home to the famous big five lions, leopards, elephants, rhino, zebra and buffalo, making this the ultimate safari location.
In fact, the Serengeti also boasts the largest mass movement of animals popularly known as the “great migration”. More than 1.7 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra, and 200,000 antelope migrate from the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti northward through the entire length of the “endless plains” to Kenya’s Masai Mara, covering a total of 500 miles (800 km).
The animals begin this cyclical journey in March and end it in January the following year. The Great Migration of the Serengeti was also (and not surprisingly!) declared as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013.
SubhanAllah! The Earth is green and beautiful and is the ultimate manifestation of Allah’s glory. And these are just a handful of some of the most beautiful locations across the world amongst many more sources of stunning natural beauty!
However, rather than protecting and preserving these treasures, we’ve polluted the planet, caused mass deforestation and put animals’ futures at risk.
As humans, we have failed in our responsibilities as custodians of the Earth.
We need to recognise that climate change is threatening these landscapes.
This is why Islamic Relief wants you to wake up to the reality of climate change and its consequences on humans and the beautiful landscapes which many other creatures call their home.
The G7 summit is an important opportunity where world leaders will be coming together to discuss priorities and plans to tackle these issues.
As we come out of the global pandemic, we need the climate to be high on the agenda.
That’s why Islamic Relief and a host of other organisations have come together for this event. We’ll be reflecting on the impact of the pandemic, how to rebuild the planet and how to move forward.
Join us in sending a digital message to the presidents and prime ministers ahead of the start of their meeting the next day.
Sign up to our interfaith meeting on 10th June and be part of the action.