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.

6 responses to “Tsavo & Mzima Springs facing imminent extinction due to Chyulu Hills destruction”

  1. Harold Otieno avatar
    Harold Otieno

    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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    1. Hi Harold , Thanks for the kind words. Please check them out on FB and I am sure they be happy to give us the details. my email is mohammed.hersi@outlook.com

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  2. Kenya hosts UNEP Hq, I suggest that KTF organizes a tour of Chyulu as well as a tour of the Mau forests, with minister of environment and CEO of UNEP to show them that the destruction
    Must be stopped! Mzima springs will dry up and we know the Mara river dries up seasonally as Mau has no trees left.
    Such a tour must be covered by local TV…


  3. KFS, Myself and local leaders are educating local leaders & have local programs on the ground educating locals on dryland tree farming and its commercial products.
    Maybe using your network you can support us work faster and louder 🙂



  4. Chinkufake Travels avatar
    Chinkufake Travels

    Well said, how sad to see Shedrick doing all this protection and conservation alone I wish we can have more joining the battle to save Chyulu, I pray more can talk about this and draw attention to this destruction.


  5. Please visit http://www.tsavohdritage.org for a preview on interventions in the pipeline……tsavo ecosystem and dispersal areas must be saved for posterity……..@Savingtsavo


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