Ithaca Environment

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Troubled Times in Kenya

There is trouble beneath the surface of this majestic lake in Kenya's Rift Valley.

For one thing, huge carp, introduced years back, are stirring up the bottom where tilapia, which had been the dominant fish, reproduce. Also, unlicensed fishermen are dragging finely sewn nets through the murky water, trapping species before they come of age. Then there is the pesticide problem, the sewage and the steady decline in the water level, additional signs of an ailing ecosystem.

But it is on the shoreline that Lake Naivasha's real problems lie, and this month it all led to homicide not far from the water's edge.

Joan Root, a noted conservationist, lived for decades on a prime piece of Naivasha's lakefront before gunmen stole her life...

Joan Root

Read the rest in the New York Times:


At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that's so sad this woman was devoted to something wonderful, and for her to be killed so violently and mercilessly. :*( It's a good thing she is known for her discoveries.

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