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Paul Joanes Samikwo, botanist and expert in herbal medicine processing plants at a grinder bought for community use. It is hoped that by demonstrating the economic possibilities of natural medicines locally and for export people can be encouraged to maintain habitats and the species they contain. Taken as part of a documentation of the Ecological Restoration Alliance, a group of botanic gardens restoring 100 damaged habitats on six continents, this story was shot in Kenya. Here thousands of acres of forest were removed in the early 1900's for the production of mono culture crops of tea and the eucalyptus used to dry it. In just 12 years the NGO Plants for Life has restored a eucalyptus plantation into a thriving forest with over 150 bird species, a wide range of mammals and hundreds of rare and endangered tree species. Brackenhurst, Near Limaru. Kenya.