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Regeneration Status of Mangrove Forests in Mida Creek, Kenya: A Compromised or Secured Future?

Literature: Journal Articles

Kairo J.G., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Gwada P.O., Ochieng C., and Koedam N., 2002. "Regeneration Status of Mangrove Forests in Mida Creek, Kenya: A Compromised or Secured Future?" A Journal of the Human Environemnt, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 562-568.

Contact Info



  • Mangrove System Information Service, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Laboratory of General Botany and Nature Management, Mangrove Management Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel, Belgium
  • Department of Botany, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, P.O. Box 35060, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania


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Species Info

  • Rhizophora mucronata
  • Ceriops tagal
  • Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
  • Sonneratia alba
  • Xylocarpus granatum
  • Avicennia marina
  • Lumnitzera racemosa


  • The study was to investigate natural regeneration and timber potential of the mangrove forests of Mida Creek for better management, through the principle of sustained yields.
  • A stratified sampling technique was used in two main study areas. Transects and quadrants were used to measure vegetation measurements, species density and frequency.
  • Results indicated certain preferred mangrove species (Rhizophora mucronata) closer to human settlements had a reduced diameter in comparison to areas that were much further with lower stand density for larger tress. Though regeneration occurred after human-disturbance, it was not the same species (Ceriops) that grew.
  • If the management objectives of Mida Creek was to have a dense forest cover, irrespective of species, there would be no need for intervention as the mangrove recovers by itself. However, if the objective is to promote sustainable production of economically superior mangrove species (R. mucronata), removal of excess Ceriops may be necessary.

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • Mangrove
  • Country

  • Kenya
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