2% of the world’s rarest zebras wiped out in Kenya’s relentless drought, but that hasn’t dimmed his enthusiasm for the future.
The retired Kenyan Wildlife Service officer is one of the lucky ones. With the help of donations from his colleagues, he had hoped to raise $500,000 to build a new breeding center for zebras in the highlands. A big surprise awaited him when he received a $25,000 donation from the U.S. government’s Bureau of Land Management.
Zebra experts predict that Kenya and South Africa are the winners of this year’s World Bank “Biodiversity Summit” in Nairobi.
The summit is the first in a series of biennial meetings that are designed to assess government plans for conserving our planet’s biological diversity.
The meeting took place three weeks ago in Nairobi, where the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service participated in a day-long symposium that looked at how to protect the environment.