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FROM THE SHORES
OF KENYA
TO THE WORLD

MANGROVES TOGETHER
GAZI BAY, KENYA

The impact of the mangrove reforestation and preservation project is both local and global: the international support received for efforts to lower atmospheric CO2 levels has made it possible to develop local schools and provide access to clean water. Now it is becoming an example for many other similar areas.

LIFE AMONG THE MANGROVES

NOW THAT GAZI'S FORESTS HAVE BEGUN TO GROW THICKER AGAIN, MANY AQUATIC ANIMALS HAVE FOUND A PERFECT HABITAT IN WHICH TO COMPLETE THEIR LIFE CYCLE. THE RESULT HAS ENRICHED BOTH THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM AND THE VILLAGES LOCATED ALONG THE BAY, WHICH HAVE ALWAYS MADE FISHING THEIR LIVELIHOOD.

4.000 strong to protect the bay

In Gazi, people and nature are joining forces to fight climate change. Each year, the Mikoko Pamoja organisation plants 4.000 new mangroves to protect coastal communities from floods and tsunamis and act as a natural carbon sink that sequesters carbon dioxide from the air, thus reducing atmospheric levels of CO2.

mikoko pamoja - gazi bay
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