Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Devastating effects of biofuels

In my opinion yet another disastrous proposal regarding the environment. The Kenyan government has decided that due to biofuels becoming low something needs to be done. They are hoping to destroy 80 square miles of the Tana River Delta, and replace it with sugarcane which can be used for biofuels. The consequences of doing this though could be astronomical for the wildlife. An article I have been looking at says:
"Conservationists and villagers living in the Delta, which provides refuge for 350 species of bird, lions, elephants, rare sharks and reptiles including the Tana writhing skink, believe the decision is illegal and are determined to block the development"
The word rare sticks out to me.

Read the article for yourself, and make your own opinion.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.asp?id=tcm:9-192938

2 comments:

Steve said...

Hi Anna, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. i have just been reading yours - what a great read! Really enjoyed it. Your Norfolk trip sounded great. i used to go alot but with a young family I am limited to my immediate locale. I will link to your blog from mine if that is OK with you. Keep up the good work!

totaljohn said...

this is really awful. unfortunately, wave the promise of cash and a chance to meet some easy (yet pointless) targets in the face of the government of a developing country (or any country) and i don't think any number of rare species or priceless habitats will make them change their mind. i seriously hope someone somewhere can put a stop to all this biofuels rubbish.