Kenya aims to tackle growing degradation of wetlands

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Kenya Aims to Tackle Growing Degradation of Spectacular and Vital Wetlands / Strategy to Conserve Wetlands Should Align with Ramsar Convention’s Main Pillars, Says Kenya Wetlands Atlas

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Kenya is embarking a long-term strategy to conserve and enhance its rich and varied wetlands—key natural resources important for agriculture, drinking water, flood defense and tourism—amid concern that many are facing serious degradation and decline.

 

The Kenya Wetlands Atlas, produced with funding from the Government of Kenya and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and technical support from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), details the many challenges facing dozens of important ecosystems.

In order to reverse the worrying trend of degradation, the atlas highlights the need for Kenya to embrace a raft of measures under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ main pillars of wise use, designating and managing more Wetlands…

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