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Kenyans fear Dakatcha Woodlands biofuel expansion
Source : bbc.co.uk
Sitting in the shade of a tree beside his thatched mud hut in in Kenya's Dakatcha Woodlands, Joshua Kahindi Pekeshe is defiant. "We are not going to let this land go even if it means shedding blood", he told the BBC. "Land is very important to us. We farm and get our livelihood from it. On this land we bury our dead." He is one of the many people opposed to the creation of a large biofuel plantation in the area, about an hour's drive inland from the coastal town of Malindi. It is an arid area and home to some 20'000 people as well as globally threatened animal and bird species.
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28 March 2011 |
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