Communities in Lamu seascape on the northern coast of Kenya rely on the sea. For most people, artisanal fishing is the main livelihood source. But coastal and marine habitats in Kenya are facing a multitude of threats. Unprecedented population growth, habitat alteration, intensive and unsustainable expansion of agricultural practices, destructive fishing techniques and large-scale developments […]Read more
My name is Mike Izava Olendo and I lead a team of committed and passionate WWF colleagues and together we form the “WWF-Kenya Lamu marine” team.
We are committed to protecting nesting marine turtles, conserving turtle habitats, protecting delicate coral ecosystems, promoting sustainable fisheries and improved marine conservation in the Lamu seascape.
In my blogs I want to introduce you to this amazing part of the world by providing a snapshot of marine life, and the culture, whilst giving an overview of the work we undertake to protect it.
Read more blogs about turtles and marine life in Lamu by TV presenter Simon Reeve.
My latest posts
Every year, on the third Saturday in September, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together across the globe to help clean rubbish from our coastal shoreline and waterways. In Kiunga Marine Protected Area we’ve been playing out part to contribute to this global cleaning effort. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy, the International Coastal Clean-up […]Read more
Enhancing community participation in natural resource management, in both the terrestrial and marine sphere, is an enormous part of the work that WWF is doing in Kenya. Recently we’ve been supporting the establishment and strengthening of the County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committee (CWCCC) in Lamu, as well as other CWCCCs elsewhere in the coastal […]Read more