|Date||4 Jun 2019|
Mangroves in Kenya are disappearing at an alarming rate. The most common method of regeneration of these forests in Kenya is through replanting. This approach is often not successful especially when reasons for mangrove degeneration were not removed prior to planting of new seedlings. This exacerbates the costs of planting with little success. However, when stressors are removed and suitable environmental conditions for mangrove growth are in place such as correct hydrology, calm area, erosion prevention and promotion of sediment deposition natural regeneration processes could recover mangroves from degradation. These therefore calls for creation of an enabling environment that can regenerate mangroves whereby obstacles are removed before replant. The objective of this project will be use of bush-wood groynes constructed from locally available materials to provide necessary conditions to attract mangrove recruits, and facilitate reestablishment and natural mangrove forest recovery with or without replanting. These structures provide favorable conditions by dissipating wave energy providing a calm area and stable substrate for mangroves growth. The work in the first phase received high community acceptance and participation hence need for its continuity for sustainability.
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