Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 18, 2022

Kenyan Women Mangrove Planting Project

from the Nature Conservancy

Mangroves are special: they can absorb four times more carbon than trees on land. They protect coasts. And they support a variety of animals, including young fish.

On Kenya’s northern coast, overexploitation was rapidly degrading these mangroves. Thanks to women across the region, the tides are changing.

Trained by TNC and partners, women have directly planted over 61,000 mangroves and are helping protect countless others around their villages. Through an increase in harvestable crabs and access to sustainable business loans, they’re reaping the benefits.

Read more at Meet the Women Behind Kenya’s Mangrove Rebound

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