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Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

28 August 2015

For the past five years, members of the Mtongani Self Help Group in Kilifi, Kenya, have been acting as volunteer forest guards, restoring mangroves along the Kilifi Creek, some 75 km (46.6 miles) from Mombasa, Kenya's second-largest city. They also maintain four tidal fish ponds nearby, which help them conserve local marine life and make a living as climate change impacts bite and fish catches on the open sea shrink...



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