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Title:Common heritage, diverse interests: deforestation and conservation alternatives for Mount Kenya
Author:Kariuki, JosephISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Les cahiers d'outre-mer
Volume:59
Issue:235
Pages:347-369
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:mountains
deforestation
environmental management
sustainable development
ecotourism
Abstract:Over the last decade a massive destruction of natural resource areas in Kenya has occurred. One of the areas greatly affected by this destruction was Mount Kenya, although a key conservation and protection asset in the country. The destructive practices were as varied as there were actors. Also varied have been suggested strategies for the management of these natural areas in a sustainable manner. The article first exposes the government policy that led to deforestation. It then highlights the heritage which Mount Kenya is endowed with. This heritage attracts interests from various actors and could be a basis to encourage conservation and development of the mountain as a protected area. The article then discusses deforestation practices, especially in the late 1990s, and shows how deforestation has influenced the search for new options for sustainable development and conservation of Mount Kenya, including good natural resources governance and ecotourism. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]
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