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Forestry in Kenya Colony

Nature volume 127, pages 502503 (28 March 1931) | Download Citation



IN the previous Annual Report of the Forest Department of Kenya Colony and Protectorate, reference was made to the great drought of 1928. The recently published report for the year ending Dec. 31, 1929, states that “the drought continued with ever-increasing intensity for the first quarter of the year”, but long rains followed and recovery was rapid. One of the results of the drought was rather serious forest fires, occurring principally on the Aberdares and on the Mau. The other visitation with which the Colony was afflicted was a plague of locusts, which, says this report, “showed signs of having passed its peak and being rapidly on the decrease, and a greater spirit of optimism prevailed generally”.

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