The centuries-old Aberdare mountains in Kenya have been receding drastically in recent decades. Along with them, the rare Prunus Africana tree, which can grow to a height of 36 meters, is also disappearing. Since 1998, the tree has been on the Red List of Endangered Species. Prunus Africana is something of a miracle child in the world of natural medicine - traditional healers in Kenya extract medicinal ingredients from its bark to treat a host of illnesses. The tree is especially coveted by European drug companies for its healing impact on prostate cancer. Two women, who couldn’t be more different, are working to protect the valuable tree.
A film by Hilke Fischer
Picture: Hilke Fischer