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Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve: an environmental disaster in the making

The Maasai Marai is one of the most renowned and visited nature reserves in Kenya, home to millions of animals and famous for its sweeping savannahs. But this pillar of Kenya’s tourism is drying up at a rapid pace. The combined effects of upstream deforestation, booming demography and poor management of water resources mean an environmental disaster is in the making. A worrying trend as desertification continues to spread across vast swathes of the African continent. Our correspondents report.


A program prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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