24 May '11, 2pm

Restoring Kenya’s Most Important Forest

Restoring Kenya’s Most Important Forest

The African Wildlife Foundation has collaborated with key partners in Kenya to plant 25,000 trees for restoration of the critically important Mau Forest . You might not be fully aware of the Mau Forest’s significance, but after reading this you will. Firstly, it isn’t just the largest mountain forest in Kenya–it is the largest in all of Eastern Africa. In Kenya, it is also the largest water catchment area, meaning it is the habit that collects the most rainwater. The 675,000 acre forest catches so much rainwater it is the origin of a number of important Kenyan rivers. One of the rivers, the Mara, runs through the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is Kenya’s most celebrated wildlife conservation area. This area is world famous, and its fame is well-deserved due to the concentration of wild animals such as lions, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elephants, ant...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/restoring-kenyas-most-im...

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