Biofuels to Turn Kenya's Rich Tana Delta Wetlands into Ecological Wasteland

ACTION ALERT UPDATE
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

By Climate Ark, //www.climateark.org and EcoEarth.Info, //www.ecoearth.info July 23, 2008

TAKE ACTION

Let the Kenyan government know destroying ecosystems for toxic sugar monocultures is unethical, and ask them to please follow their own environmental laws by permanently cancelling the project

//www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=kenya_tana_biofuel

Kenya has recently approved plans to destroy some 20,000 acres of the globally important and ecologically sensitive Tana Delta for sugar and biofuel production. Covering 130,000 hectares, these wetlands' diverse riverine vegetation -- forests, swamps, dunes, beaches and ocean -- will be forever altered by widespread vast fields of toxic, monoculture sugar cane and biofuel mill. The project threatens 350 species including birds, lions, hippos, nesting turtles, elephants, sharks, reptiles and the Tana red colobus, one of 25 primates facing extinction globally. Biofuel production worldwide continues to destroy crucial natural ecosystems required for local and global sustainability. While hailed as a climate change remedy, this destruction of natural habitats for biofuel production almost always releases more carbon than saved. Using food such as sugar for fuel has raised food prices, leading to riots globally, including in Kenya. Please respectfully request the project be permanently cancelled.

TAKE ACTION NOW: //www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=kenya_tana_biofuel

DISCUSS THIS ALERT: //www.climateark.org/blog/2008/07/alert_biofuels_to_turn_kenyas.asp

 

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