In October 2019 we started the first coral farm in Kenya, at the village of Vipingo (Kuruwitu). We teamed up with Oceans Alive Kenya and Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Ass that has founded the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA). In the LMMA 30 hectares is a non fishing or No Take Zone in which we set up the coral farm.
With our 7-years experience in Jambiani (Zanzibar) in coral farming and coral reforestation, we want to support and train the community to do coral conservation in and outside the LMMA. The first juvenile corals have been prepared and we expect to start the first reforestation around March 2020. The big difference with our operation on Zanzibar is that we made the coral farm in shallow waters so we can do the farming snorkeling instead of diving. It makes the operation less expensive, and more accessible to the public for awareness.
See for a more detailed description of this project: Coral reforestation procedure CRC, July 2020.