24 Feb '12, 12pm

Kenyan govt rejects jatropha plantation on important ecological site

Kenyan govt rejects jatropha plantation on important ecological site

Kenya Jatropha Energy Limited intended to clear the forest to grow the crop, whose seeds produce oil that are used to make bio-diesel. There has been a strong push to introduce biofuel plantations at the Kenyan coast, especially targeting areas that are critical for the survival of the local communities and biodiversity. In the Tana River Delta, a Canadian company has been awarded a licence to convert 10,000 hectares for jatropha.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/02/guided-by-scien...

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