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MOMBASA Femme Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential Triple Black Achetez , Kenya, April 28 (Xinhua) -- A small fishing village inKenya's coastal region has earned international recognition as ahub for green economy thanks to a community-owned carbon offsetproject that has enhanced the conservation of mangrove forests.
The Gazi village, located about 40 kilometers south of the portcity of Mombasa, is the site of the project that has earned globalaccolades for revolutionizing conservation of mangrove forests.
Thanks to this project dubbed Mikoko Pamoja (a Swahili word thatmeans together with mangroves), Gazi has attracted internationalvisitors to learn how carbon trade can lift communities' livingstandards.
It is an initiative of the local community and Kenya Marine andFisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).
Mikoko Pamoja is the first community-led project of its kind inthe world to use sale of carbon credits to fund mangroveconservation alongside community development.
Ecuador Achetez Homme Nike Air Max 95 Triple Black , Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Madagascar, Mozambiqueand Tanzania are already using Gazi as a model example and keen toreplicate it in their countries.
Kenyan and British marine scientists have partnered to implementthe carbon offset projects that also incorporates prudentharnessing of local habitats to alleviate poverty.
Mikoko Pamoja has been approved by Plan Vivo Standards andSystems to sell approximately 3 Homme Nike Air Max 95 Blanche Pas Cher ,000 tonnes of carbon dioxideannually over a period of 20 years.
James Kairo, Project Developer and Chief Scientist at KMFRI,said it has unleashed massive benefits to local people and thewider coastal region.
"Almost 70 percent of the commercial fisheries in Gazi baydepend in one way or another from mangroves," Kairo told Xinhua onThursday.
A number of projects to enhance access to social amenities likewater and education are financed through the proceeds generated bysale of carbon credits generated by mangrove forests.
Kairo is very optimistic about the future of Gazi carbon projectsaying it will break new ground in green economy alongsidetransformation of fisheries sector in the coastal region.
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He noted the project has already expanded to other coastalvillages and has become a focal point for mangroves research.
Kairo is also a member of the International Blue CarbonScientific Working Group under the banners of the Blue Forest,Coastal Ecosystem Services in East Africa (CESEA) and SustainablePoverty Alleviation for Coastal Ecosystem Services (SPACES)projects
He disclosed the next course of action is to provideevidence-based research that will support replication, up scalingand adoption of the blue carbon projects as nature based solutionsto climate change challenges.
Kairo reiterated that mangrove forests like any other marineresource should be utilized well to help in uplifting the livingstandards of local communities.
"We created awareness to the community and showed them how theresources that surround them can be harnessed to solve theirpoverty and other social challenges," said Kairo.
He noted the Gazi Community is already reaping benefits ofconservation effort specifically eco-tourism and payments forecosystem services.
One of the landmark projects that have been established usingfunds generated from carbon offsetting is that of water supply tothe village.
More importantly, the success of the project has generatedinterest in the Kenyan government leading to the development of arobust National Mangrove Management Plan.
The plan recognizes the critical role that mangrove forests playin environmental conservation and economic well being.
"For a long time Homme Nike Air Max 97 OG GS Argent Blanche Rouge France , the management of mangrove resources in Kenyawas based on harvesting of wood products and ignored otheressential roles the ecosystem play like fisheries and carbonstorage," remarked Francis Kariuki, a forestry officer in thecoastal region.
"Lack of a management plan to guide utilization of mangroveresources is to blame for degradation of mangrove habitat," Kariukiadded. Enditerm
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