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Mount KenyaPosted: 02 May 2001
In the foothills of Mount Kenya they fight elephants with fire: farmers sitting up at night, flaming torches to hand, ready to drive off the wild elephants threatening their crops.
Further up, the mountain is steadily being stripped of its old growth forest: loggers illegally fell increasingly rare hardwood trees such as camphor; fuel merchants unlawfully burn trees to produce charcoal and, even higher up the mountain, marijuana growers clear hectare after hectare for their illegal plantations.
Mount Kenya has just been declared a World Heritage Site, in part for its beauty, but that beauty is changing. The film documents the growing human/wildlife conflict on the mountain that has the potential for serious long-term harm to both man and beast.
This 24-minute film is part of TVE's Earth Report IV series and can is available from from:
Prince Albert Road
London NW1 4RZ
To order online, visit TVE�s
Moving Pictures catalogue.