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Mangrove Planting:

Restoring the Kenyan Coastline

We partner with The Leaf Charity to plant mangroves in Kilifi county. Our partnership with The Leaf Charity is essential to helping our overall health of the Indian Ocean.  Since our partnership was formed we fund tree planting events, collaborate on educational seminars and work together to integrate with our actionable charities in our region.  Through our volunteers, employees and Ocean Mamaz, we have helped plant nearly 15,000 mangrove seedlings!!!

The Importance of Mangrove Restoration

Mangroves are vital to the Kenyan ecosystem for several reasons. Firstly, they serve as critical habitats for diverse marine life, including fish, crabs, and birds. These ecosystems act as nurseries and breeding grounds, supporting the life cycles of numerous species. Without mangroves, this rich biodiversity would be severely compromised, leading to declines in fish populations and ecological imbalance.

Additionally, mangroves play a crucial role in mitigating flooding and erosion along coastal areas. Their dense root systems stabilize shorelines, reducing the impact of storms and tides. By absorbing excess water and slowing down its flow, mangroves help prevent inundation of coastal communities and agricultural land. For example, in our Tsavo National Park, the Tsavo river has been flooding and massive amounts of pollution has been carried away from village dumpsites down the river to the ocean.  More mangroves would stop this migration of trash!

Furthermore, mangroves contribute to carbon sequestration and climate regulation. Their extensive root systems trap carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate climate change by storing carbon in the soil and biomass.

Our Impact

Through our partnership with the Leaf Charity in 2023, combined with our incredible volunteers and Ocean Sole Mamaz group, we have helped plant nearly 15,000 mangrove seedlings! 

Preserving and restoring mangrove ecosystems in Kenya is not just about protecting biodiversity; it's about safeguarding coastal communities, supporting sustainable fisheries, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. By recognizing the value of mangroves and implementing conservation efforts, we can ensure a healthier, more resilient future for both people and nature in Kenya.

Our goal in 2024 and beyond is to double our 2023 numbers and continue deep rooted restoration along the Kenyan coastline. 

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Together, with your support, we can continue to make a restore and rebuild vital ecosystems along the Kenyan coastline. Every mangrove planted is contributing to not only the local ecosystem and biodiversity but is helping the larger climate change problem at hand. 

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