Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tsavo West's drought

As seen in the BBC Wildest Dreams prgramme recently, Tsavo West National Park is in the grip of a crippling drought, as is much of Kenya at the moment. Kenya's bloated government doesn't have a lot of spare change for people (several cases of starvation have been reported in Rift Valley), let alone animals, so it looks like the Kenya Wildlife Service's hay-feeding programme has stopped. And there's probably another six weeks to wait before Tsavo gets any rain.