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close this bookAerial Survey of the Destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserves (Kenya Wildlife Service, 1999, 48 p.)
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FOREWORD

Kenya is best known as a land of arid and semi-arid habitats with little forest. Sadly, the little that there is has been the focus of unplanned, usually illegal utilisation with disastrous consequences for bio-diversity, catchment and loss of soil. As a country, Kenya cannot afford to watch the remaining natural forests being destroyed. The forests are a critical and invaluable national asset that must be protected.

This report is clear and provides unequivocal data on the current situation. I hope that with such evidence, actions will follow to put an end to the wanton degradation of our nation's natural forests.

R.E LEAKEY

13 August, 1999