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Friday, December 23

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Wednesday, June 17

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    During the colonial era, most of the plateau was converted to large commercial ranches pressing the Maasai into the northeast corner of the plateau. The population of Laikipia District has grown rapidly since the 1960s with an annual growth reaching over seven per cent between 1967 and 1979. Much of this growth was in the arable southwestern corner.
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    Samburu District, in the Rift Valley Province, stretches north from the Ewaso Nyiro River to the south of Lake Turkana. It is an expansive, predominantly pastoral area. Among the major physical and ecological features in Samburu District are Mount Kulal, the Samburu National Reserve, the Buff alo Springs National Reserve, and the Loriki Forest.
    The semi-nomadic pastoralist Samburu people, the main ethnic group in the district, keep cattle, sheep, goats, and camels. Traditionally, the Samburu have been able to co-exist in relative balance with the area's wildlife, which includes elephants, lions, giraff es, ostriches, cheetahs, and leopards. As the population in Samburu has grown, some of these pastoralists have adopted increasingly settled, western lifestyles, including some farming. Nevertheless, a predominantly pastoral approach to cattle-raising has been maintained.
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    Afroalpine vegetation, which grows above 3 400 m, is characterized by giant senecios (Dendrosenecio spp.), giant lobelias (Lobelia spp.), and Helichrysum scrub.
    The Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa hotspot is made up of tiny and fragmented forest remnants, but they contain extraordinary biodiversity, with more than 1 750 endemic plant species and 28 endemic plant genera. Kenya's portion is a relatively narrow (up to 40 km) coastal strip and a 120 km extension along the Tana River. The Tana River is home to the Tana River red colobus and the Tana River mangabey, two critically threatened and endemic primates.
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    Internationally Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have also been identifi ed as places where biodiversity needs urgent protection. IBAs do one (or more) of three things: hold signifi cant numbers of one or more globally threatened species; are one of a set of sites that together hold a suite of restricted-range species or biomerestricted species; and have exceptionally large numbers of migratory or congregatory species.
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    The key text to explore the origins of Kenya as a nation is the account of the history of the British colony written by William McGregor Ross in the 1920s. His book is being digitised as an e-book. This is a work in progress that can be accessed at:
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    Studies in 1997 showed that 64 per cent of Kenya's land area was potentially subject to moderate desertifi cation and about 23 per cent were vulnerable to severe to very severe desertification (Table 1). In the northern rangelands, 12.3 per cent suffered from severe land degradation, 52 per cent to moderate land degradation, and 33 per cent faced slight vulnerability to degradation. The latter study identified degradation in ASALs as a potential precursor to widespread desertification. In the early 2000s, approximately 30 per cent of Kenya was affected by very severe to severe land degradation and an estimated 12 million people, or a third of the Kenya's population, depended directly on land that is being degraded. The droughts of 1970-2000 accelerated soil degradation and reduced per-capita food production.
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    is the loss of net primary productivity, although such losses do not always indicate land degradation. A 2008 study that used remote sensing to identify degrading areas based on loss of NPP between 1981 and 2003 found that 18 per cent of Kenya's total land area was degraded (Table 2).
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Monday, June 8

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    National education strategies throughout the world acknowledge the need for learning about how to become a global citizen. This need is usually framed in relation to breaking down the barriers between peoples that lead to the toleration of injustice, inequalities and a global culture of relentless consumerism. The Welsh Government, for example, categorised this objective in 2008 as education for sustainable development and global citizenship (ESDGC) and defined it as follows:
    “…. ESDGC should not be seen as an additional subject. It is about values and attitudes, understanding and skills. It is an ethos that can be embedded throughout schools, an attitude to be adopted, a value system and a way of life. ESDGC links the environment and the people who live in, and from it. It looks at the world and the ways that all living things relate to each other. It recognises that the world is unjust and unequal, but that it can be shaped and changed by the attitudes, values and behaviour of the people who populate it. ESDGC encourages and supports the development of thinking skills, and helps involve and engage young people in their own learning”
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Monday, April 27

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Saturday, April 11

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