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15 travel destinations being ruined by tourism

By: Bryan Nelson on June 4, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Masai Mara

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Masai Mara

The Masai Mara in Kenya, the northern continuation of Serengeti national park, is one of the most storied large game reserves in Africa. Unfortunately, it is also losing animal species at an unprecedented rate according to a 2009 study. An average day for a big cat in this reserve means being almost constantly surrounded by tourists on safari.