Reaping Benefits from a Marine Co-Management Area

Dates: 2011 – 2014

Location: Msambweni District, Kwale County

Participating Institutions: Msambweni Turtle and Marine Conservation Group (MTMCG) and Munje Beach Management Unit (BMU)

Funding Organisation: United Nations Development Programme – Small Grants Programme (UNDP – SGP)

Description: The main goal of this project was to promote the conservation and protection of the marine environment and improve the income of the local community. Furthermore, the project had three specific objectives, including 1) the establishment of a co-management area, 2) enhanced education and awareness among resource users, and 3) the promotion of alternative livelihood options.