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Solving the biggest challenges facing our marine environment

© © Cat Holloway _ WWF

The oceans and vast terrestrial waters may seem endless, inexhaustible and indestructible but the truth is they are in serious trouble.


Our water bodies put food on the table and underpin billions of shillings of economic activity across the country. They do all these freely. But not for long. Because they belong to everyone – and to no one – too many have taken too much. Centuries of overuse and neglect threaten to leave us with vast blue deserts. Pollution – from plastics to oil spills to agrochemicals – also harms nature and contaminates food chains.

© © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

Together we are: 

Working to generate a new wave of support for sustainable waters. 

Building a wave of support for our oceans and terrestrial waters with fishing communities and responsibility bearers.

Highlighting the importance of healthy water bodies to end support for damaging activities and invest in creating healthy marine and terrestrial water bodies ecosystems.

Working with communities, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service and the Fisheries Department, to implement co-management approaches in forest and marine protected areas.

Contributing to the protection of biodiversity-rich ecosystems e.g the designation of the Boni-Dodori ecosystem as one of the world’s Important Bird Areas, the recognition of Shimba Hills ecosystem was a priority national water tower the only one in the coast region and support for improved management forests in this ecosystem. 

Enhancing the capacity of CSOs to influence change in natural resource management and governance in Coastal Kenya across sectors such as water, forests, wildlife, marine, fisheries and oil and gas.

Influencing policy through development and implementation of the Lamu County Spatial Plan - the first of its kind in Kenya. It influenced the enactment of Kenya’s first National Spatial Plan and the National Land Use Policy.


It's estimated that only around 1 in 1,000 marine turtle hatchlings make it to adulthood. Five species of turtles have been documented in Kenya Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, and Olive Ridley Turtle. Adopt a turtle for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.


Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. With your sea turtle adoption, you will not only help us to monitor turtle movements to protect their habitat but also fund initiatives with local communities to enhance beach monitoring, nest verification, translocation, and data collection, and many more like: 

1. Reduce accidental by-catch of turtles by enhancing the capacity of fishermen and government fisheries departments to reduce the use of unsustainable fishing gears to deter targeted harvesting. 
2. Influencing policies in Kenya like The Sea Turtle Protocols which will provide harmonized guidelines to enhance turtle conservation.
3. Sharing of data and insights with local communities and government ministries to improve turtle conservation

4. Stakeholders capacity building on, research, monitoring, protection, and management.

5. Enhancing collaboration in sea turtle conservation through strengthening community participation, and creating awareness in schools and universities.


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Here's why we need to use less plastic
Plastics will choke our environment and eventually us! Kenya's ban on the  use, import or manufacture of plastic carrier bags is a step in the right direction - time go BIGGER! Join the call for a global deal to #StopPlasticPollution now.