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Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands have featured prominently in these posts over the last year.  The central issue is that the thirst for biofuels is driving a land grab that threatens to destroy important habitats (the Dakatcha woodlands being but one), disrupt lives and actually make climate-damaging emissions worse.

This utterly discredited approach is revealed in a new report published by Action Aid, RSPB and Nature Kenya. The conversion of land from woodland to biofuel-producing jatropha cropping can boost the output of carbon by up to six times – yes you read that right, it makes the climate damage worse.

Fischer's turaco one of the threatened birds in the Dakatcha woodlands  - picture by Doug Janson

If you would like to read more – here is coverage on the BBC and here is an earlier post from RSPB’s Helen Byron who visited the area recently.

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