Behind the embankment that marks the western border of the Kenyan Masai Mara National Reserve lies the Nyakweri Forest. An area with ancient primary trees that is inhabited by people like the Maasai is now being divided into individual parcels. In some cases, trees are felled to make way for farms or charcoal. Some try to slow down the destruction.
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The scholarships of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism are intended to bring more African voices into the international nature conservation debate
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This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a program run by the Space for Giants charity supported by the owner of ESI Media, which also includes Independent.co.uk. The aim is to expand the reach of nature conservation and environmental journalism in Africa and to involve more African voices in the international nature conservation debate.