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Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA
Clarke’s Weaver Ploceus golandi (Image credit: Steve Garvie)
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha Jatropha curcus.
Dakatcha Woodland holds at least half of Kenya’s EastAfricanCoast biome species, and is the only site outside Arabuko-Sokoke where Endangered Clarke’s Weaver is known to occur. It also holds substantial populations of Sokoke Pipit, and both species may breed at Dakatcha. Read more here