Threats such as climate change impact heavily and widely around the world, with the potential to alter the way humans and wildlife live. Unfortunately, Africa bears the biggest burden of climate change despite a global emissions contribution of only 2%, calling for support to adapt and mitigate these impacts.
Natural resources in particular face man-made threats as well as environmental stressors. This makes them vulnerable to degradation and can lead to loss of ecosystem services such as food, timber, recreation, clean water, protection from flooding, and erosion.
We embrace ecosystem/area-based conservation as a way of protecting natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.
Our inclusive conservation goals contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (SDG 5 – Gender Equality, SDG 13 – Climate Action and SDG 14 – Life Below Water), in line with Kenya vision 2030.
ADVANCING MARINE STEWARDSHIP THROUGH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Illegal and destructive fishing poses a significant threat to marine resources. This project supports the establishment and expansion of Locally Managed Marine Areas to safeguard vital marine resources.
Restoring degraded reefs around Wasini Island
Over the last two decades, corals across the Western Indian Ocean have been severely impacted by bleaching events. This project focuses on replanting corals with the goal of hastening their recovery.
RestorING CRITICAL mangrove habitats
Mangroves are under sustained threat of degradation and deforestation. This project aims to replant mangroves in degraded areas in order to restore this ecosystem.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ACTION IN THE MAINTENANCE OF MARITIME SECURITY
The Shimoni-Vanga seascape is vulnerable to illegal and environmentally destructive activities. This project supports coastal communities to combat illegal fishing activities, in order to maintain maritime security.
ENcouraging coordination THROUGH A MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS FORUM
Inadequate coordination and alignment of activities have been a problem in the Shimoni-Vanga seascape. This project brings together stakeholders in order to safeguard community interests and work towards a shared vision.
CONSERVING ENDANGERED MARINE SPECIES IN KWALE
Turtles and humphead wrasse are some of the most endangered marine animals, with both listed as endangered and vulnerable species. This project supported the conservation of endangered turtles and humphead wrasse in Msambweni, Kwale.
ESTABLISHING A VIBRANT LOCALLY MANAGED MARINE AREA IN KWALE
Local communities play an important role in protecting and conserving their resources in the face of degradation. This project supported the establishment of protected fishing areas for the benefit of community members.
RESTORING AND PROTECTING VITAL MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS ALONG KILIFI CREEK
Mangroves are faced with a growing threat of degradation and deforestation. This project supported the establishment of a mangrove restoration programme along Kilifi Creek.
REHABILITATING ABANDONED AND DEGRADED QUARRIES IN KILIFI
Mines in Kilifi are often left unrehabilitated once mining activities come to an end. This project rehabilitated abandoned mines with the goal of restoring the ecosystem.