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

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 workshop on the mangrove ecosystem organized by the Mikoko team, which took place at the National Museum of Kenya in Gede, Kilifi County.

This three-day mission allowed us to explore different mangrove sites on the island of Pate and see local initiatives working to restore degraded sites.

Equipment provided by the Mikoko project such as wheelbarrows, rakes, rubber boots, gloves, saws, etc. have prompted many community associations in the villages of Faza and Lamu to coordinate to clean up household waste from the two landfills on Pate Island. According to Nadhir Hashim, Manager of the Pate Conservancy, this action is one of the most important ever seen in the village of Faza with more than 15 stakeholders with a common objective: restore the mangroves.

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