Climate change all too real for Maasai

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by admin on January 27, 2010

This herd of 25 cattle used to be 500. The lack of water and grass brought on by the drought has killed off up to 90 per cent of Maasai herds.

This herd of 25 cattle used to be 500, thanks to the lack of water and grass brought on by the drought.

Lucy Nkoiroshishe is down to five cows. It’s not so bad for her and her husband, because they both have jobs in town.
But for the rest of their Maasai community, the loss of nearly 90 per cent of cattle herds has been devastating.

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