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A tree at dawn in Kenya. Image © Fritz Pölking/WWF Coastal Kenya Programme

Adapting to climate change in coastal Kenya communities

There are a number of challenges to adapting to climate change in coastal Kenya communities. Forests and landscapes contribute directly to the well-being and food security of poorer communities. The condition of local forests can have a direct impact on adjacent communities – where huge populations depend on these forests for their livelihoods. However, this […]

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Eastern black and white colobus, or Guereza (Colobus guereza). Usually seen in the tops of trees. Kenya. © Martin Harvey / WWF Coastal Kenya Programme

Pokomo sacred sites, a new opportunity for conservation work in Tana River County

Five counties make up Kenya’s incredible coastline: Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, and Tana River County. Sadly, what often comes to mind when thinking about Tana River County is hostile climatic conditions, hunger, conflict, insecurity, and human suffering. But spend time in Tana River County and you will be amazed by the opportunities that exist. The […]

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Handline fishing North Kenya Bank © WWF-Kenya Hassan Mohamed

Celebrating World Fisheries Day in Kenya

As people around the globe celebrated World Fisheries Day on 21st November, I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you a little more about the importance of fisheries here in Lamu seascape, Kenya. Fishing is a major economic activity for the local community living in Lamu seascape. It’s estimated that, either directly or […]

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Waatha children resting. © Ahmed Mbarak. Size of Wales

The Waatha people of Kenya

Indigenous people are known to have a very close relationship with nature. Their lives and livelihoods are often intertwined with it. Over the many years of their existence, they have developed strong systems and practices to ensure its continuity. The People Many of you will have heard about the Mijikenda people and their sacred Kaya […]

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Well-being Interviews, Coastal Kenya

From the Field: Measuring Well-being

Conservation is, in many ways, a social undertaking. People have a dynamic and important role to play in conservation. On the one hand, they can exert extreme and often unsustainable pressure on natural resources, because livelihoods and wellbeing so often depend on natural resources. On the other hand, they can be critically important stewards of […]

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Turtle hatchling in Lamu © Jonathan Caramanus/Green Renaissance/WWF-UK

The value of long-term monitoring of marine turtle nesting

For nearly 20 years, we’ve been working closely with local communities in Lamu seascape to monitor and safeguard key marine turtle nesting sites. Community-based patrols have enabled us to collect a wealth of information about the turtles that come to nest on our beaches. Earlier this month, we shared that information with the wider scientific […]

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Keeping the water flowing – how farmers in South Africa are protecting supplies for future generations

As I boarded the plane to fly to South Africa for the very first time, I was full of excitement and expectation. I’d heard many great things about WWF’s Mondi Wetlands Programme and now I had the opportunity to experience this work first hand. It was going to be invaluable learning for the work we’re […]

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