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National forum discusses biodiversity mainstreaming in Kenya

Date posted: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Local communities in developing countries like Kenya depend on forest resources.

Mr. Gideon Gathaara (Conservation Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) makes a point during the high level panel © John Mwacharo

The livelihoods of some local communities in most developing countries like Kenya depend on forest resources and various products such as fuel wood, medicine, and food that these forests offer. Forests are known to host the bulk of natural resources on the planet and for providing water, sequestrating carbon, a base for renewable energy and hydro-power generation, as well as for its role in supporting other sectors of development.

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