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Mkuu Shelali (Rahma VSLA) when she was training as a Community Based Trainer (CBT). © WWF

Improving coastal livelihoods in Kenya






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 […]

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Lamu seascape © Cath Lawson

Community engagement in natural resource management






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 […]

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Edinburgh Castle © Maverick Earth Hour

A Tartan Earth Hour






On Saturday evening at 8.30pm thousands of Scots will join millions around the world by switching off their lights to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour. I’m often asked if taking part and switching off our lights makes a difference? The answer is yes it does.  For many people the symbolic event is a catalyst for change, […]

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Scotland's-Way-Ahead energy efficiency

Could this be Scotland’s Way Ahead?






Almost exactly a  year ago I attended the first meeting of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force.  This group of key figures from across the infrastructure life cycle in Scotland met for the first time to try and identify the engineering priorities for a climate proofed future under the banner of Scotland’s Way Ahead. The shared […]

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