9 April 2013

Kenya: Factories Told to Stop Logging

NAIVASHA Experts in the forestry sector have asked the government to stop excessive logging of trees by factories.

Speaking at Naivasha Heritage hotel, the head of Central Highland Conservancy John Wachihi said factories use 600,000 cubic metres of forest cover annually.

Wachihi said the high amount of fuel required by factories and failure by residents to plant trees have affected forest cover in the region.

"The farmers have not been replacing the trees they cut when they are clearing the forest so that they plant tea. This is a big problem in Nyeri, Murang'a and other tree growing areas," he said.

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