About the pilot project
Hosted by Swahili Beach resort
Coral reefs are complex ecosystems made up of hard and soft corals, fish, sponges, crustaceans, sharks and a lot more. Unfortunately coral reefs are currently suffering severe degradation caused by human activities like global warming, unsustainable fishing and pollution. Therefore corals need our help to recover and survive!
In collaboration with REEFolution Kenya we have investigated the state of the coral reefs in Diani Beach and we found that coral reef restoration is feasible. We have deployed 6 coral depth gradients and 12 coral tree nurseries where about a thousand fragments can grow under optimal conditions. We clear the nurseries from algae and we monitor the growth of the corals continuously. Once these corals have reached their target size, we out plant them onto artificial reef structures to kick-start coral reef recovery. We are aiming to expand the project in collaboration with the local stakeholders and community over a larger area in the Diani-Chale marine reserve over the next few years.