Mangroves of the Kenyan Coast
Mangrove forests provide crucial habitat, protect coral reefs from sedimentation, and reduce coastal erosion. They are also one of the most threatened habitats. The community of Gazi Village, on the south Kenyan coast, is examining the ecosystem dynamics of replanted mangrove forests with the direction of Drs. Mark Huxham, James Kairo, and Martin Skov and the help of Brigitte Kasanpawiro (Paranam, Suriname) and Ron Pettit (Huntly Mine, Australia). August 20-30


Brigitte Kasanpawiro's Diary
Ron Pettit's Diary



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