Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has partnered with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in mangrove conservation along the Tudor Creek in Mombasa.
To mark KPC’s 50th anniversary over 60,000 mangroves were planted by staff from KPC, KFS, KDF, and Community Forest Associations (CFA) on a degraded 50 hectares in Tudor Creek.
KPC has committed to accelerating tree growing in various locations across the country for ten years to contribute to the national goal of achieving 30 percent tree cover by 2032.
A total of 61,500 trees have been planted this week in Tudor Creek in collaboration with five CFAs, who provided the seedlings and labour.
KPC has been involved in the tree-growing partnership for the past three years during which period 500,000 trees have been grown.
Mangrove forests are used as spawning ground by fish thus its conservation will lead to an increase in fish in the ocean.