Planted by our community
estimated CO2 absorbed in the collective lifetime of the trees
of fair employment
From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported vibrant and unique communities and wildlife. But mismanagement of the forests in recent decades has caused massive environmental degradation. Today only 7% of Kenya is covered by trees. As a result, the country has seen an increase in severe drought and extreme poverty.
Planting in Kenya began in March 2020 and so far over 1 MILLION TREES are in the ground. There are exciting plans to expand projects and training programs across the country.
In the Great Rift Valley, Eden Projects has started implementing a vision of restoring the once thriving Afromontane ecosystem of the Kijabe Forest. These systems are subtropical regions that are critical for providing a reliable water supply, landslide protection, and of course, absorbing carbon.
On Kenya’s coast, Eden Projects’ work has focused on restoring the super-co2-sequesting mangrove, and coastal forest habitats of The Lamu region, providing essential protection of coastal ecosystems, local livelihoods, and the coast line itself.