The Bumbwini-Mkokotoni Bay is located on the north coast of Unguja Island, in the Zanzibar region of Tanzania. The bay is host to the 1,507-acre Bumbwini-Mkokotoni mangrove forest. The forest is an important ecological site and nourishes rich fishing grounds for the local community. The site also has important animals including red colobus monkeys, chameleons and other reptiles, and several species of birds. The mangrove forest has faced increased degradation from waste disposal, clear-cutting, farming practices that increase erosion and sedimentation, and overfishing.
The Society for Natural Resources Conservation and Development of Zanzibar is working with with a number of community-based organizations to conserve and manage the mangrove forest.
The community has agreed to conserve and restore 1,507 acres of mangrove forest for at least 14 years. In return, Seacology is funding the construction of an information and training center, alternative livelihood projects (such as basketry and beekeeping), and mangrove restoration.