Mikoko Project: Conservation & Resilience of Kenya's Mangrove Forests

What about mangrove wood, honey and restoration in Lamu?

Our research activities continue, and this time bringing in new students for their fieldwork at Lamu: Katana Baya, Msc. Student (UoN), Tashrifa Mohammed, Msc. Student (Pwani University) and Jamila Ahmed, PhD at UoN. Researchers from different partner institutions (Dr. Linus Wekesa and Henry Komu from KEFRI, Dr. Musili Mutuku from NMK and Dr. Juliana Prosperi […]

Lamu Fieldwork

The Mikoko Project team organized a field trip to conduct fieldwork necessary to provide data on mangroves ecosystem in Lamu Archipelago. The participants involved in this successful trip were the Mikoko project coordinators, Juliana Prosperi and David Williamson; the PhD students, Jamila Ahmed and George Tarus; the MSc students, Joan Nelima, George Otieno and Anthony […]

Nyota Ya Mikoko – The Launch of the Kenyan Mangrove Research Vessel

Nyota ya Mikoko , the Kenyan mangrove research vessel, was officially launched on July 26th 2020 during The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. The launch ceremony was held by the Kenya Forest Service at Lamu Island. In attendance was the French Ambassador to Kenya, Her Excellency Aline Kuster-Menager as well as […]

Covid -19 Efforts – IRD

IRD has distributed more than 5,000 masks to partners of the Mikoko project on the conservation of mangroves in Lamu. Cooperative actions for sustainable development are the first to be affected by the health threat to capacity building activities which include research, training and education and the exchange of knowledge. As soon as COVID-19 started […]

Mangroves cleaning – Pate Island

As part of the Mikoko project, and in response to requests from representatives of local communities who participated in the “Community Assessment” workshop (November 25 to 28, 2019 in Lamu), field material was distributed in different villages of the Pate Island (Lamu Archipelago). This event took place at the end of February 2020, after the […]

Training on Mangrove Ecosystem – Gede

Within that framework of Mikoko project, the IRD and CIRAD organized a 4-day training workshop on “MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM TRAINING COURSE” that took place in National Museum of KenyaGede, Kilifi County, from 18th to 21st of February 2020. The training brought together some key stakeholders such as local community leaders and the KFS Ecosystem Conservators from […]

First Community Assessment – Lamu Island

This four day (25th to 28th November 2019) first community assessment mission was a follow-up from the scientific workshop and field visit that took place between 11th and 13th of September 2019. The main aim of the mission was to bring together local communities involved directly in any segment of the mangrove value chain to […]

First Research Workshop – Lamu Island

Ecosystem services rendered to people by the mangroves are directly affected by fishing, nesting of many fish species, access to firewood, tourism, education, research, protection and stabilization of the coastline, fixation of pollutants, and carbon storage. To mitigate the human activity on mangrove and enhance its conservation, it is necessary to have a better understanding […]

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