Ngorongoro aims to maintain the historic balance of people and nature in a way which has not been possible in parts of Africa. At stake are the rich biodiversity and ecology of the Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Highlands, the major paleontologist and archaeological sites and the vital water catchment areas. Within all this, man and wildlife have to co-exist without harming or destroying each others habitats. Tourism is vital to provide revenue for the area, has been encouraged and developed, with a respect for culture, and without damaging. the environment. Ngorongoro Crater provides an opportunity to learn about the African contribution to global culture and to understand, its values in today’s world.