Mau Forest: Killing the Goose but Still Wanting the Golden Eggs
The Mau forest complex measures approximately 400,000 hectares. It is the largest block of forest cover in Kenya. Located in the central parts of the Rift Valley province, Mau is a key water catchment area and the source of 14 out of 15 major rivers found in the western side of the larger Rift Valley, which runs almost across Africa. The forest feeds 5 major lakes, three of which are cross-boundary. Among the lakes is Lake Victoria, shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Named after the former Queen of England, Lake Victoria is the world's largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake.