The simple 'seedballs' giving Kenya's forests a helping hand

Maasai Mara Forest

Rangers from the Mara Elephant Project disperse seed balls by hand at a section of Nyakweri indigenous forest destroyed for charcoal burners in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Narok County on February 3, 2021.

Photo credit: Tony Karumba | AFP

At first glance, the round black pellets could easily be mistaken for animal dung. But these hardy little balls contain acacia seeds that are helping regrow Kenya's depleted forests.


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