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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.