Where residents would prefer jail to plundering their forest

Senior deputy director of the Kenya Forest Service, Emilio Mugo admires a sandalwood tree growing in Mukogodo forest. The tree is in demand on the black market where it is exported to South Asian countries. Photos/MWANGI NDIRANGU

It is a forest like no other. And for its uniqueness, it is being used as a case study in conservation efforts, not only in Kenya but in other East African nations.

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