In the foothills of Mount Kenya they fight elephants with fire: farmers sitting up nights, flaming torches to hand, ready to drive off the wild elephants threatening their crops. Further up, the mountain is steadily being stripped of its old growth forest: loggers illegally fell increasingly rare hardwood trees such as camphor; fuel merchants unlawfully burn trees to produce charcoal and even higher up the mounatain marijuana growers clear hectare after hectare for their illegal plantations. Mount Kenya has just been declared a World Heritage Site, in part for its beauty, but that beauty is changing. ‘Earth Reprt’ documents the growing human/wildlife confilct on the mountain that has the potential for serious long-term harm to both man and beast.
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