#EarthOptimismNairobi virtual summit ran from March 29th to April 4th. The summit had a line up of exciting activities and events from the Film Festival, interactive sessions on youth in restoration, and the #EarthOptimismVoices series. Here are some of the highlights:

Conserving a Forest of Hope

The Ngare Ndare Forest lies to the West of Mt Kenya, and is home to a rich diversity of plants and wildlife including elephants. This story shows how a local community is taking care of the forest for their own benefit and to protect the nature that surrounds them.

Mikoko Pamoja – together for mangroves

Mangroves are one of the planet’s most important stores of carbon. This story shows how villagers are selling carbon credits to support their livelihoods and save these extraordinary marine forests. A first in the world to verified by Plan Vivo standards, Mikoko Pamoja is indeed a triple win: for people, for the environment, and for biodiversity.

Saving the crane

How a community in Kenya has protected a wetland and saved a population of endangered cranes.