Program Director and community Partner
The Restoration of Tudor Creek Mangrove Forest
Philanthropy and Impact Investment Case Study
Mubarak Abdalla is the program director of the 'Restoration of Tudor Creek Mangrove Forest.' He formed a Community Based Organisation, the Forest Restoration Agency, that works towards the sustainable development of Mombasa County. The group is engaged in revenue-generating activities, such as fish ponds and a mangrove nursery that allow the funding of other projects: mangrove reforestation in Tudor Creek and educational programs. The Forest Restoration Agency activities will allow Mombasa County to grow economically while preserving the environment.”
MISSION OF THE RESTORATION OF TUDOR CREEK MANGROVE FOREST
“Work for the sustainable development of Mombasa County by providing alternative sources of
income while preserving the environment.”
“Totally restore the mangroves at Tudor Creek and improve the welfare, livelihood and the
the economy in Mombasa County.”
-1- Plant mangroves at Tudor Creek and reverse current mangrove deforestation
-2- Educate local villagers on the important role that mangroves play in the ecosystem
-3- Educate local villagers on other relevant topics such as HIV and nutrition
-4- Create fish ponds as a source of revenue and employment for the local community and fresh
What are the key benefits of the 'RESTORATION OF TUDOR CREEK MANGROVE FOREST.'
Education & Awareness
Why Invest in the Mangrove Tree?
A multitude of benefits derives from the mangrove tree.
Tree, wood, and roots - The sustainable use of the tree, wood, and roots of the mangrove tree can provide construction material for local people. When used sustainably, the poles and wood of the Mangrove tree can be used for house building, furniture, building dikes, and dams (piles, stilts); canoes, boats, and paddles; farm and household tools (sleeves, round handles, shuttle for looms, ploughshare), kitchen utensils (mortar, pestle, drumstick). The tree, wood, and roots can also be used for fishing gear, such as ish-fences, bow nets, traps, and fishing baskets. Embedded within restoring mangrove forests is the education and awareness about the importance of the mangrove tree, educating the local community to balance the sustainable use of the Mangrove tree plays a critical role in promoting the sustainable use of the Mangrove tree. The Restoration of Tudor Creek Mangrove Forest embeds education and awareness into their restoration program with reference to firewood, charcoal (domestic cooking, smoking of fish and oysters, heating of brine in salt manufacturing, burning oyster shells to produce lime fertilizer), alcohol.
Leaves - The sustainable use of the tree leaves of the Mangrove tree can be used for artefacts and domestic use such as fencing, roofing, shuttle for the loom, matting, wall dressings, paper, and glue. The tree leaves of the Mangrove tree can animal feed, pasture, fermented drinks, alcohol, vinegar, herb tea, condiments, vegetables. Did you know that the leaves can also be used for medicinal uses such as plaster, malaria (external usages), body odour. As well as assist healing and recovery of measles, gonorrhea, malaria and stomach illness.
Tree flowers and fruit - The sustainable use of the flowers and fruit of the Mangrove tree provide consumption in the form of honey and wax from bees and alcohol, as well as fishing gear in the form of floaters for fishing nets. Other uses of the tree flower and fruit of this tree include medicinal and cosmetic uses such as beauty masks and face packs. Domestic uses also include decoration of house roofs.
Tree Bark - The sustainable use of the bark of the Mangrove tree is useful for artefacts and domestic use such as tanning and dyes. Medicinal uses such as malaria treatment (external usages), stopping of external hemorrhages, stomach illness (ingurgitation), tooth decay treatment. It can also be used as stalks for fencing vegetables.
Fishery - The sustainable use of the ecosystem of the Mangrove tree can enable food security in the form of the collection and trapping of crab fish as well as the collection of cockles at low tide in the mud or on sandbanks, oyster, and clam gathering, shrimping, fish ponds and fish culture.
Mineral Products - The sustainable use of the Mangrove tree can also be used for mineral products such as fertilizer for agricultural purposes such as lime. The tree can also be used as the construction material for building dykes and paths with shells.
The importance of the mangrove is not only that which is stated above. Mangroves are also useful for air and water purification, which is known as carbon storage. The diagram below illustrates this process.
The carbon cycle is critical to reducing global CO2 emissions. Within Africa, coastal natural capital in the form of mangroves, forests, and wetlands reduces CO2 emission by storing carbon as illustrated above. The high coverage of mangroves and forests are critical to combating climate change.
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