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Save the Tana Delta Wetlands

Biofuels threaten to turn Kenya's Tana Delta into ecological wasteland

The recently approved plans to transform globally important and ecologically sensitive Tana Delta wetlands into vast fields of toxic, monoculture sugar cane and biofuel mill threatens the livelihoods of local farmers as well as 350 species including birds, lions, hippos, nesting turtles, elephants, sharks, reptiles and the Tana red colobus, one of 25 primates facing extinction globally.

What you can do: Visit www.climateark.org in order to ask the Kenyan Government to cancel the project in accord with its own environmental laws.

See also: Agrofuel company violently represses communities in Guatemala of 12 Jul 08, Public Hearing against Agrofuels in Valle del Cauca, Colombia of 25 Jun 08, Evo Morales re-nationalises energy and telecommunications companies, denounces biofuel-driven starvation of 12 May 08.

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