THE REPUBLIC OF Kenya remains the center for east African trade and finance and is a world-renown destination for tourism. It is also beset by multiple, interrelated environmental concerns, including climate change, a rapidly growing human population, and a significant decline in flora and non-human fauna.

Straddling the Equator, Kenya is comprised of 225,000 sq. mi. (582,650 sq. km.) of diverse landscapes. These include wide, sandy beaches and coral reefs along the Indian Ocean coast in the southeast; the eastern African plateau and its semiarid plains; the Rift Valley, with freshwater and saltwater lakes surrounded by fertile uplands; northern deserts flanked by Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia; southern grasslands that blend into neighboring Tanzania; and, in the west, a portion of Lake Victoria, as well as densely ...

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