Tsavo & Mzima Springs facing imminent extinction due to Chyulu Hills destruction

What is going on in Chyulu Hills on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro is extremely worrying. The amount of logging , charcoal burning and bush meat hunting  is something that has not been seen in recent times.

The expansive Tsavo East & West  includes the Mzima springs which has always been protected and it is a major source of water for Mombasa , Taita Taveta and parts of Kilifi & Kwale.

The environmental destruction going on can no longer be ignored. A Not for profit organization Sheldrick Wildife Trust is singlehandedly fighting to save Tsavo , they cannot do it alone . Where is KWS? , Whjere are the Forest authorities ? Where are the county authorities in both Makueni,& Taita Taveta? Why is Mombasa county not taking any interest?  Where is Jumuia ya makunti za Pwani ?

I am afraid our generation have been pathetic in protecting the environment for the future generation.The CS for Environment must lead this fight from the front , KWS Director General must equally stand up and deal with this calamity.

I weep for Tsavo, We must stop the logging and charcoal burning . We must save Chyulu Hills & Tsavo ecosystem.

I am doing my bit as an ordinary  Kenyan, what about you yes you with a position in government to deal with matters wildlife and forests with full government support and powers to prosecute to boot. Get down to work and do your bit.

Published by Mohammed Hersi

Certified Governance Trainer by Centre For Corporate Governance Nairobi Kenya. Past President Rotary Club Of Mombasa. Past Chairman Kenya Tourism Federation. Passionate about matters Africa.

2 thoughts on “Tsavo & Mzima Springs facing imminent extinction due to Chyulu Hills destruction

  1. Hi Mr. Hersi. My attention has been drawn to your piece on Chyulu Hills. I agree with you that we take the environment for granted. The cutting of trees for charcoal and firewood will continue due to economic pressure and rising demand particularly in urban areas. To mitigate this, we need to try and replenish local fauna as best we can. You mentioned the Sheldrick Trust. I wonder if they have a tree planting program and if that has worked, as it obviously requires participation from local communities. It is quite easy to establish most of the tree species that are found in the dry scrub lands that the Chyulu hills are found. I would like to donate seeds for this purpose. Who can I get in touch with?

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