An avocado firm located in Kenya’s biggest game park has lost a bid to have its license renewed; the Kenya National Environmental Tribunal suspended Kiliavo Fresh's license last year, ordering the firm to stop its activities in the area.
The farm occupied more than 70 ha near Amboseli National Park, where elephants and other wildlife graze, which led environmental groups to claim it obstructs important migration routes for 2,000 elephants, possibly threatening their existence.
Agribusiness Company KiliAvo Fresh was cleared to plant avocados last year on land it bought from local Masai. The owners say their development falls outside the important migration corridors.
Following pressure, Kenya’s environmental agency ordered the farm to stop working last September while it reviewed the file.
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