The recent scientific theory linking the loss of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro to increased deforestation on the mountain
s foothills is more than sad news as far as the welfare of the mountains biodiversity is concerned.
The theory is highlighted in a recent study report compiled by two researchers from Britain
s Portsmouth University -Nicholas Pepin and Martin Schaefer, who took eleven days to survey the mountains glaciers.
The researchers, who revealed their findings at a news conference in Dar es Salaam recently, said the mountain`s glacier surface had shrunk from 20 kilometres in 1880 to two kilometres in 2000.