Mangrove Carbon Credits to Help Kenyan Communities

3 October 2013

A new initiative launched today will raise money for community projects in Kenya by protecting and restoring the country's dwindling mangrove forests.

The plan is to sell carbon credits earned by preserving the mangrove swamps to companies and individuals aiming to offset their carbon emissions and improve their green credentials.

The scientists behind the scheme hope it will bring in some $12,000 a year, around a third of which will fund projects in areas like education and clean water. The rest will cover the cost of protecting the mangroves, as well as planting new seedlings to replace lost trees.

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