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Man working in a Kenyan nursery
Mombasa, Kenya

The importance of protecting indigenous trees on Kenya’s coast


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.