Kenya’s mountain treasures: Protecting shrinking forests with ancient knowledge

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Mollins, J.

Drought is forcing nomadic people in Kenya’s Rift Valley to abandon their traditions, while elsewhere in the country Kirinyaga’s original Kikuyu people are trying to return to traditions to manage land more sustainably. As Kenya and other countries look to energy alternatives for cooking and heating, growing demand for charcoal is putting more pressure on already shrinking forests.

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