February 20, 2023
We've planted more than 50,000 mangrove trees in part of our conservation efforts of the mangrove forest that surrounds Aloo Farms!
To date, Aloo Foundation has planted more than 50,000 mangrove trees in part of our reforestation efforts of the mangrove forest that surrounds Aloo Farms in Mtwapa.
50,000 mangroves will offset 15,250,000 kgs of CO2 emissions in the tree's lifetime!
This mangrove forest works as a vital part of the costal and ecological system for Mtwapas nature based economy. A habitat for thousands of species at all levels of marine and forest food webs - from endangered sea eagles to pythons to the crab-eating Colobus monkeys.
The complex root system of the mangrove forest below the water, provides safe nesting and breeding habitats for local fish and shellfish. The fish species that thrive in this forest are vital for local fisherman and a strong source of protein for the surrounding communities diet.
At low tide, people can walk across the tidal flats to collect clams, shellfish, and shrimp. At high tide, fish move in to feed among the protection of mangrove roots, turning the marshy land into rich fishing grounds.
The mangrove trees themselves provide fuel, medicines, tannins and wood for building- a vital resource for nature-based economies like Aloo Farms in Mtwapa.
We continue to work with the local community to provide and teach sustainable conservation practices. Heres to more planting.