Mangrove Restoration Project

The Kenyan Mangrove Reforestation Project helps to re-develop valuable ecosystems both on and off-shore, by replenishing lost or destroyed mangrove forests along the Mombasa Estuary. As well as mitigating considerable levels of CO2, the forests provide a valuable source of income to locals.

This project has seen the regeneration of large areas of mangrove forests that have been lost through harvesting, changing climates and land clearance for farming and tourism. With more than 35% of the world’s mangroves already gone mangrove forests are one of the world’s most threatened tropical ecosystems. However, these forests play an essential part in the global eco-system: from land preservation to farming and high-level carbon mitigation.

Mangrove Project

Alongside planting of saplings, an education programme has been developed for locals to encourage preservation and sustainable use of the forest's resources.

The replantation of mangroves has:

  • Helped in the mitigation of a considerable amount of CO2
  • Provided protection of current environments from costal erosion
  • Improved fishing opportunities through providing a safe environment for a large variety of fish species, crab, shrimp and molluscs
  • Provided a source of strong timber and plant products. As mangrove wood is resistant to rot and insects it extremely valuable to locals
  • Encouraged local habitats to develop, such as African Bees that provide honey for harvesting