The goal of our habitat restoration programme is to implement action(s) that contribute to sustainable and resilient coastal ecosystems world-wide. NEFOS protects and rehabilitate areas that have been destructed to ensure that the ecosystems remain balanced. The importance of these ecosystems and the role they play, has led to NEFOS design and implement this programme with activities including beach cleaning and mangrove planting. Among the reasons leading to habitat restoration include;
- Coastal wetlands, mangroves, and other coastal systems are highly productive, diverse habitats on which thousands of species depend
- Beaches are unique coastal environments with ecological, recreational and economic value
- Adaptive management is vital to stay abreast of natural cycles of change
We love our coasts and beaches as places to live, work, and play. Forty percent of the world’s population lives on the coastal fringe, and that number is growing.
This ever-growing development is compromising the health of coastal, beach and marine ecosystems.
Increasing pollution and altering natural systems affects the ability of those systems to serve as nursery areas for wildlife and as buffers to protect us from coastal storms. Clearly, there is a great need to manage our collective use of coastal areas around the world, in ways that acknowledge the role of the ecosystems on which so much depends. NEFOS supports the protection and restoration of coastal wetlands, estuaries, beaches, and mangroves. NEFOS has together with the community planted over one million seedlings in Mida creek and Marereni areas in Malindi district.