Future of the Environment

Kenyans are replenishing their forests with slingshots

A view of the national park at Lake Nakuru, Kenya, August 18, 2015. The Park is home to some of the world's most majestic wildlife including lions, rhinos, zebras and flamingos. The scenery is stunning, from forests of acacia trees to animals congregating at the shores to drink. UNESCO says that with rapid population growth nearby, the area is under "considerable threat from surrounding pressures," particularly deforestation, a contributing factor in floods.   REUTERS/Joe PenneyPICTURE 2 OF 31 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "EARTHPRINTS: LAKE NAKURU" SEARCH "EARTHPRINTS NAKURU" FOR ALL IMAGES

Only 7% of Kenya is covered in forests - less than the 10% recommended by the UN. Image: REUTERS/Joe Penney

Dominic Kirui
Journalist, Reuters
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 Teddy Kinyanjui holds one of the charcoal-dust-coated tree seedballs he manufactures at his home in Nairobi, Kenya, November 15, 2017.
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 Nicholas Waweru points out tree varieties in a 70-acre forest in Kisaju, Kenya, July 28, 2018.
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