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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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Baby turtle leaving nest © WWF/Mike Olendo

Combating marine turtle poaching

Marine turtles are iconic and ancient creatures. They are long lived and slow maturing, taking decades (between 20 and 30 years) to reach sexual maturity, but only about one in 1,000 successfully hatched babies makes it to adulthood.  Life as a turtle is tough! But we’re doing everything we can to safeguard the future of […]

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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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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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