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Conservation efforts in Tana delta

TAFMEN members take measurements of a turtle found dead Some of the mangroves that TAFMEN members have plantedA stranded dolphin is helped back into the water by TAFMEN members

KESCOM has over the years employed the use of community based conservation groups to ensure sustainability on protection of coastal habitats and sea turtles. One such group is Tana Friends of the Marine Environment (TAFMEN) situated in the lower Tana delta, Kipini division, Kenya. Efforts by the group members have seen quite a vast cover of mangroves restored and through facilitation by KESCOM, beach patrols and monitoring of turtle data such as nesting and mortalities, has been intensified. For instance recent beach patrol by the members had seven Chelonia mydas turtle species deaths reported between 6th and 7th April 2009 and a dolphin stranded along the beach. The dolphin was later helped back into the waters by these dedicated conservationists.