Kenya: Threatened grasslands protected on Kinangop Plateau


The World Land Trust (WLT) announced today that their partner, Nature Kenya, has completed the purchase of 51 acres of threatened grassland - internationally important for its plants and birdlife - on the Kinangop Plataeu.

Although it represents a relatively small parcel of land, this milestone is important as it is the first reserve funded for conservation by WLT in Africa. The total goal, however, is much more ambitious and could total 500 acres (202 hectares). The Kinangop Plateau is a vast grassland, uninhabited until the 1960s, that sits between the forested Aberdare Mountains in the east and the Rift Valley in the west.

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The threatened grasslands of Kinangop Plataeu, Kenya.

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