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Lost Paradise: Degraded wetlands in Kenya

People's Daily Online)  07:51, October 12, 2012

Two baboons sit on the bank of Lake Nakuru, Kenya, on Oct. 5, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

Edited and Translated by Zhu Rui, People's Daily Online

Climate change and human activities have begun encroaching on the wetlands in Kenya, according to Chris Gakahu, Kenya’s deputy representative to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Farming along the edge of wetlands and the increased aridity are two major causes of wetland degradation in Kenya. Presently the Kenya government has get down to formulation of the wetlands policy to reverse the decline of the natural asset.

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