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Wetland in Dunga area along Lake Victoria.

Lake Victoria: Bigwigs encroaching on wetlands

Lake Victoria’s wetland area is battling to find a balance between saving its unique ecosystem and surviving the massive encroachment from human beings. Of interest is that the wetland in Kisumu County is not gazetted, and remains unprotected despit ...



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"In many instances, wetlands have been viewed as wastelands and are thus converted for other purposes, including their use as dumping grounds." #WorldWetlandsDay

https://www.un.org/en/un-chronicle/why-it%E2%80%99s-time-wetland-restoration-now-secure-sustainable-future

Wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation, the global economy and more.

Yet, since 1970, 35% of the world’s wetlands have been lost.

On #WorldWetlandsDay, here are 5️⃣ reasons why we must take action to #RestoreWetlands.

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In the dry season its waters recede &, in the rainy season, it floods & flows downstream into people’s homes. It does not end there. Floodwaters also threaten the nearby Nairobi-Nakuru highway. 
https://www.newframe.com/part-two-haggling-hinders-conservation-of-manguo/
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