Kenyan divers are planting coral by anchoring them to the ocean floor they are hoping to replace coral reefs that have been destroyed. In addition to improving coral reefs, locals have also benefitted from increase in tourism and fish.

Over the past three years, communities along Kenya's coast have ways to lessen coral reef damage by planting new ones and anchoring them to the ocean floor. December 10, 2017.
Over the past three years, communities along Kenya's coast have ways to lessen coral reef damage by planting new ones and anchoring them to the ocean floor. December 10, 2017. (TRTWorld)

The UN Environmental Body says the world has lost half of its coral reefs in the last 30 years. It blames human activity such as overfishing, oil drilling, tourism, coastal development and pollution.

But some communities along Kenya's coast have found ways to lessen the damage while other communities are improving the state of the countries Mangrove swamps.

TRT World's Mark Gay reports.

Source: TRT World