Rare & Endangered Flora
The indigenous trees propagation programme targets local species of conservation value and researches techniques for rehabilitation and re-vegetating areas impacted by mining operations. Central to this initiative is the indigenous trees nursery.
With 65,000 seedlings representing over 200 species successfully propagated, the nursery represents one of the largest of its kind in the country. With the assistance of internationally renowned botanist Quentin Luke and his colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya Coastal Forest Conservation Unit, a number of rare species have been successfully propagated and grown for the first time in our nursery. Among them are several that appear in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as either critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable. These and other indigenous species grown in the nursery are planted out in areas impacted by mine.
To contribute to improving biodiversity in the region, indigenous trees are donated and planted at community projects provided under Base Titanium's Community Programmes initiative. We also actively support ongoing management of coastal forest patches and assist conservation initiatives by donating trees for planting in forest restoration projects in the region.