The L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration
has invested in Ceriops
, a mangrove restoration project based in Kenya. Mangroves
have among the highest carbon densities of tropical forests. They can store large amounts of carbon for long periods & their protection reduces CO2 emissions & supports climate change mitigation
. These ecosystems have undergone extreme degradation prompting urgent actions and efforts towards restoration. On the Kenyan Coast, mangrove loss has reached 70% since 1985, causing a sharp decrease in fishery yields and incomes.
Ceriop’s programs shares best practices and promotes community-led actions for the restoration of degraded mangroves ecosystems, also helping coastal populations identify alternate sources of sustainable livelihoods.