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JOIN IN SAVING MOUNT KENYA
According to research compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 7 of the 18 glaciers present atop Mount Kenya in 1900 had disappeared by 1986 and the remaining eleven glaciers had lost between 60% and 92% of their area. The report further added that the total area covered by glaciers was only 0.4 sq km in 2000 compared to 1.6 sq km in 1900 – representing a 75% loss since the turn of the century.
Aware of the impact of deforestation on the delicate Mt Kenya ecosystem, Africa Point has partnered with East Africa Wildlife Society’s Tupande Pamoja Initiative to donate seedlings to be planted on the slopes of the mountain. Over the next two years, Africa Point and partners are targeting to plant a 100,000 trees on Mt Kenya. Read the rest of this entry »