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Mangroves in the Lamu area, Indian Ocean Coast of Kenya

The mangrove and tidal flat habitats in the area of Lamu on the Indian ocean coast of North-East Kenya, close to the border of Somalia, are known as some of the most extensive and species-rich along the entire coast of East Africa. They form a very important value in terms of biodiversity, climate protection (blue carbon), fishery, nature-based tourism and coastal protection. These values are presently threatened by plans to build a second port of Kenya north of Lamu, the ancient trade center of the Lamu Archipelago.

Year: 2014

From album: Blue Carbon

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Blue carbon forests Gases Green House Trees

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