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We are a small NGO based in Mombasa, Kenya. We have been running a community lead turtle conservation project for the past few years. In 2008, we protected 195 nests, containing over 19,500 eggs. We have successfully engaged local fishermen, who are rewarded for reporting nests to the Baobab Trust. We also complete regular patrols of the coast line.

The Baobab Trust was set up by Dr. Rene Haller in 1991 as a non-profit organisation that works closely with the local communities. In 1987, Dr. Haller was awarded the prestigious Global 500 Roll of Honour by the United Nations, for his 'outstanding environmental achievements'. And in 1991 the Swiss Brandenberger prize, as well as an Honourary Doctor's degree from the University of Basle. In April 2003, he was appointed to the board of the Kenyan Wildlife Service.

Using Dr. Haller's knowledge in developing sustainable eco-systems, the Trust builds on his experience through education, training and community initiatives.

The Baobab Trust has a long history of high quality and innovative research, and currently operates a variety of projects aimed at helping people live and work while conserving the environment. We support community projects which help people benefit from conserving wildlife and give them the resources to do it. The Baobab Trust demonstrates organic farming techniques that are sustainable and applicable to local farmers, helping them attain food security with low impact on the environment.

The Trust operates a small nature sanctuary near Mombasa with a variety of living on rehabilitated land.

For more information, please visit our website; http://www.thebaobabtrust.com/

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