Indigenous trees are being cut down all along the Kenyan coast for timber used in construction. Years ago community-led conservation efforts protected these trees from such destruction but more work is now needed – particularly because 80% of the area’s food sources come from trees, making conservation efforts and re-planting all the more important. Faiz Musa spoke to local conservationists and a group running a nursery that sells seedlings for planting in this report in Swahili from Mombasa.
This story originally aired on DW on 3 June 2020. It was produced following an EJN-supported workshop last November in Mombasa, Kenya.
Banner image: A man working in a coastal nursery for indigenous trees / Credit: Faiz Musa.