Amboseli, Kilimanjaro National park elephants migration corridor kitendeni plant trees

Natural resource conservation project to expand Kitendeni wildlife corridor.

Kitendeni wildlife corridor is a natural trail whereby Elephants cross between Mount Kilimanjaro National park and Amboseli National park.

Introduction of importance of planting trees to expand Kilimanjaro kitendeni corridor

Wild animals in Africa are becoming vulnerable because their natural habitat is diminishing due to increasing human population and so needs of land for farming and residents. Natural wild animals habitat like natural forests is converted into agriculture and commercial. Mount Kilimanjaro national park and some game reserves are becoming destroyed. Case study is Mount Kilimanjaro northern side where by part of natural forest were cleared and commercial exotic trees were planted for commercial timbering and saw mills. Also some of natural forest ideal for wildlife habitat were cleared for maize plantations and people residents around Kamwanga. Kamwanga is famous village used as a base for timbering, agriculture.
In northern Kilimanjaro, there was interconnection of natural land forest whereby wildlife especially Elephants used to cross between Kilimanjaro National park forests to Amboseli Game Reserve in Kenya. The trail used by wildlife to cross is called Kitendeni Corridor. Due to deforestation activity Kitendeni Corridor is narrowed hence when elephants migrate, they sometimes ravaged to the people residents and maize plantations. Benefits of natural forests to Mount Kilimanjaro are well known, I presume. In 1980s before deforestation Kilimanjaro snow was rich and stable, rainfall was enough even to Kilimanjaro slopes and all areas around Mount Kilimanjaro. Forests respiration absorbs carbon dioxide from atmosphere and other pollution gases. Forest respiration emits moisture inform of steam to the atmosphere. The moisture the atmosphere forms clouds, crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall form of ice cubes fall to Kilimanjaro summit Kibo without complete melting due to high altitude. Ice stays in Kilimanjaro peak stays at Kilimanjaro peak without melting then forms glacier and then snow.

What to do to alleviate problem:

Natural trees which are compatible to Mount Kilimanjaro weather ecosystem to be planted. To plant trees is activities which need commitment and fund.

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