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Exploring the wilds of Kenya's mountains

A team of international and Kenyan scientists have begun to explore one of the most isolated patches of tropical mountain forest in East Africa.

They've already uncovered more than 100 species which have never been recorded there and found a quarter of Kenya's butterflies living there.

But the forest is also threatened by growing numbers of local herders, looking for new places to graze their cattle

Peter Greste joined the expedition in the Matthews Range of northern Kenya.

  • 14 Jul 2010
  • From the section Africa
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