5 thoughts on “Temporary victory for Tana delta in Kenya

  1. ACTION ALERT UPDATE PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

    Biofuels to Turn Kenya’s Rich Tana Delta Wetlands into
    Ecological Wasteland

    By Climate Ark, http://www.climateark.org and
    EcoEarth.Info, http://www.ecoearth.info
    July 23, 2008

    TAKE ACTION
    Let the Kenyan government know destroying ecosystems for toxic
    sugar monocultures is unethical, and ask them to please follow
    their own environmental laws by permanently cancelling the
    project

    http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=kenya_tana_biofuel

    Kenya has recently approved plans to destroy some 20,000 acres
    of the globally important and ecologically sensitive Tana
    Delta for sugar and biofuel production. Covering 130,000
    hectares, these wetlands’ diverse riverine vegetation —
    forests, swamps, dunes, beaches and ocean — will be forever
    altered by widespread vast fields of toxic, monoculture sugar
    cane and biofuel mill. The project threatens 350 species
    including birds, lions, hippos, nesting turtles, elephants,
    sharks, reptiles and the Tana red colobus, one of 25 primates
    facing extinction globally. Biofuel production worldwide
    continues to destroy crucial natural ecosystems required for
    local and global sustainability. While hailed as a climate
    change remedy, this destruction of natural habitats for
    biofuel production almost always releases more carbon than
    saved. Using food such as sugar for fuel has raised food
    prices, leading to riots globally, including in Kenya. Please
    respectfully request the project be permanently cancelled.

    TAKE ACTION NOW:

    http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=kenya_tana_biofuel

    DISCUSS THIS ALERT:

    http://www.climateark.org/blog/2008/07/alert_biofuels_to_turn_kenyas.asp

  2. New Tana website – The Tana River Delta is amongst the top three of Kenya’s largest and most important freshwater wetland systems, with a significant local community of cattle herders and others dependent on it. A new website – hosted by A Rocha – outlines the threats to the Tana River Delta by a proposed sugar and biofuel project. To view the website and get more information on the Tana River Delta please click here.

    http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2009/01/news_bytes_jan09_1.html

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