The Association for Coastal Ecosystem Services
Our mission is to facilitate environmental protection through the conservation of coastal ecosystems, to relieve poverty and improve the conditions of life in local communities and by advancing the science on these understudied ecosystems.
Our projects are supported through Payments for Ecosystem Services, such as carbon credits, or offsets. Ecosystem services are the goods and benefits that natural systems provide to people, such as capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, however our project offer additional benefits, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Offsets from these projects can be bought through us and are Plan Vivo certified, meeting high standards and assuring their quality.
How carbon offsets support communities in Gazi Bay, Kenya.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Community Project Highlights
During a community Bazara, locals decided to prioritise the extension of community water projects in both local villages involved in Mikoko Pamoja.
A youth group decided to spend revenue earned through Mikoko Pamoja on creating a permaculture project to create a source of sustainable food within Makongeni Village.
A recent trial purchased several wood stoves to reduce the amount of wood needed for cooking, and in turn reduce the amount of mangroves trees used in this process.
The community project leaders decided that they would invest in creating football teams in each village and provide physical education for all children through funds earned by Mikoko Pamoja.
Both communities recently decided to buy new roofing for their primary schools to support kids and teachers in creating a welcoming and enjoyable local learning environment.
The community recently built a watch tower to improve monitoring of the mangrove reserve and enforce its protection.
ACES welcomes expressions of interest from community groups interested in conserving coastal habitats.
Our vision is to extend this work towards other developing countries and communities throughout tropical and subtropical areas.