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Fires shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s unique environment. Now they threaten it

Fires on Kilimanjaro, October 2020. Thomas Becker/picture alliance via Getty Images Andreas Hemp, Bayreuth University In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding forests fall into Kilimanjaro National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Andreas …

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