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Knowledge – improving lives in ocean and coastal systems






Sharing experiences, successes and challenges is a really important way in which we learn.  Recently, my colleagues and I were lucky enough to attend the ninth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) scientific symposium in South Africa to showcase our work in Lamu and exchange ideas with colleagues working in similar fields elsewhere in […]

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Houses of Parliament © Treye Rice / Flickr

Can David Cameron’s government offer hope for the environment?






The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins? […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Ten surprising marine species living off our shores






You don’t need to travel to exotic lands to see spectacular marine life this summer… we have some amazing species right on our doorstep. The UK’s seas get a pretty hard time! They are seen by many as the dark and cold distant cousin of the warmer, turquoise seas promised in foreign lands. This couldn’t be further […]

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Simon Reeve © Andrew Carter World Sea Turtle Day

Why we need to protect our ancient mariners






To mark World Sea Turtle Day on 16 June,  TV presenter, bestselling author and WWF Ambassador, Simon Reeve gave us an exclusive interview on why he’s championing WWF’s work to protect sea turtles along the Kenyan coastline. Simon is supporting our work in Lamu, Kenya- home to half of all turtle nests on the Kenyan […]

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