Kenya Mangrove Reforestation
Estimated CO2 Sequestered
About this Project
Coastal Kenya is one of the least developed regions of the country. These
communities are dependent on the mangrove ecosystems for employment, livelihood, and nutrition. In recent decades, coastal areas in Southern Kenya have been urbanized at unprecedented rates and mangrove forests converted into other land use. Coupled with lack of effective governance, mangroves were overexploited and overharvested.
EarthLungs is restoring the mangrove forests with the goal of empowering the impoverished coastal community to break the poverty cycle. In restoring the estuary, which is rich in biodiversity, this project will provide fishing grounds and help to create additional income streams. The restored forests will also act as a line of defense against storm surges.
🐘 Provides habitat for local wildlife, including Comb Ducks, African Bush Elephants and Aardvarks, who are long snout nocturnal mammals native to Africa.
🌱 More than 9 different tree species planted on the site, incuding Ceriops Tegal, Rhizophora mucronata, and Avecinnia marina
📡 Site technology to track the mangrove restauration: Dendrometers, Soil Sensors, Tree Vision, Bioacoustic
Sensors, Light Sensors, and a Weather Station by the end of 2023.
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