Charcoal trade, logging wiping out Mau Forest

Trees cut in the Maasai Mau Forest. Illegal logging and charcoal burning are threatening to wipe out the expansive forest. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Patrick Kumomoru says the biggest activity that is killing the forest ecosystem is charcoal burning.
  • Illegal logging is also a daily activity here with the narrow roads in the forest jammed with tractors.

  • Thousands of tree stumps dot the expansive open stretches of land.

In the heart of Maasai Mau Forest, inside the mud and wattle homes, low voices are heard planning for a new day.

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