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Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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These programs can have short-term benefits.  But nothing is sustainable when population continues to grow.

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Ghana: Endangered Species Near Extinction

Ghana: Endangered Species Near Extinction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Monkeys carry their young ones to safety in the morning rain, while squirrels and other rodents flee across ravaged portions of Accra's only forest reserve being cleared into demarcated streets ready to be developed into estates.
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The law can be made to save the forest if enough people get involved.

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