Kilimanjaro fires burn about 2 percent of natural vegetation: official
At least 34.2 square kilometers of natural vegetation on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, has been destroyed by fires in about 10 days, an official said.
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Conservation Commissioner William Mukalima said on Friday that the destroyed natural vegetation was equivalent to 1.9 percent of the mountain’s conservation area.
Briefing journalists on the effects of the fires that raged on Africa’s highest mountain from October 21 to November 1 in the northern city of Arusha, Tanzania, Mwakilema added that the fire had also killed many snakes, lizards and rats. .