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Environment in the Media
By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Gazi Bay, Kenya] Gazi Bay is a quiet sleepy village which lies some 55 kilometres south of Kenya’s coastal resort capital of Mombasa. It does not feature on the tourism circuit as the south-coast’s hotspots of Diani, Ukunda, Nyali, Kisite and even its direct neighbour Chale Island. And it fades into oblivion...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Ilha da Inhaca, Mozambique] Mangroves are fascinating trees. At the breathtaking Rufiji Delta in Tanzania where the River Rufiji empties into the Indian Ocean, an interesting story is narrated by a resident Richard Mtila. “In 1987 the Tanzanian government imposed a moratorium on mangroves cutting in the Rufiji Delta to protect the...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Chale Peninsula, Kenya] On a general talk, it appears as if the Gazi project was initiated a few years ago. However after spending a few days in this rural outpost is when one realises that the project is a culmination of years of determined study and quiet determination by a quiet researcher...
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The Kenya Wildlife Service will conduct an aerial census for marine mammals from March 23 to March 27. KWS spokesperson Paul Gatitu said the exercise will be launched at the Mombasa Marine National Park on March 23. “The survey will focus on dugongs in the area between Diani and Vanga in the South Coast and Ungwana...
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Study finds that most valuable predatory fish in reef systems can only survive with modest catch quotas Fisheries need sensible management to remain productive   Study Link: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31325-2 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.062 Suggested Tweet: https://twitter.com/WCSNewsroom/status/819667513906753537   New York (January 12, 2017) – Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting dual pressures on...
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The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created the Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity. The Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is designed to support the awareness- or capacity-building around biodiversity and conservation, network...
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Lately, there has been a lot of attention for development in aquaculture in East-Africa and the fisheries sector in the Great Lakes Region is flourishing. Nevertheless, there are plenty of fish in the sea. The Agricultural Counselor in Kenya and Tanzania is therefore conducting a scoping study into the possible development of marine fisheries in...
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A $48 million commitment toward MPA expansion and improved management revealed at the Our Ocean conference hosted by U.S. State Department MPAs provide immense benefits for the world’s marine ecosystems — for fish and people This commitment will be used to expand and improve MPA coverage to protect 10 percent of the world’s oceans by 2020 Oceans...
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Today, Members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) adopted the Hawai‘i Commitments, an innovative document that sets out the opportunities to meet key conservation challenges identified at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The Commitments were shaped by Congress debates and deliberations and were submitted for comment to some 8,500 participants who attended the...
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The Blue Economy discussions have accelerated since Rio+20, the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 20-22, 2012. A “Blue Economy” approach to sustainable growth usuall… y recognizes different use and non-use values of ocean and other “blue” resources. It promotes the coordination of...
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President
Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA
juku988@gmail.com

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837
MAURITIUS
r.bhagooli@uom.ac.mu

Treasurer
Prof. Yunus Mgaya
National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
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