(From Panafrican News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire)
Byline: John Mwaura, PANA Correspondent
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Lake Nakuru, one of the most intensely visited and studied water bodies in Kenya, has also been variously described as "the lake of a million flamingos and the world's greatest ornithological spectacle."
Due to its fragile ecosystem and unique natural environment, the salt-water lake was the first in the country to receive recognition as a Ramsar Site - an area protected by an international convention and conservation of wetland zones.
Nakuru, according to environmentalists, is one of a series of closed basin water bodies in the Rift Valley.
It is naturally hyper eutrophic and alkaline and occupies an area of 44 square km at an altitude of 1,759 meters above sea level.
It has a shallow, regular shaped basin with gentle slopes and an almost flat bottom, and …