Support activities to rehabilitate the pressure on the BMU co-management area including coral transplantations and alternative livelihood options.

June 21, 2017

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Support activities to rehabilitate the pressure on the BMU co-management area including coral transplantations and alternative livelihood options.

About the Implementing organization

Name: Wasini Beach Management Unit

Country: Kenya

Year of establishment: 2011

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization

Description

The project focuses on the conservation of important biodiversity which includes fisheries and coral reefs and specifically addresses the sustainable exploitation of the marine resource, conservation of biodiversity and community participation in the marine community. It also focuses on the protection of international waters that aim at supporting key sites, habitat and ecological processes.

Nature Element

Coasts

Type of Action

Protection / Invasive species / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Water security

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

      

Environmental Impacts

There are over 64 corals recorded within its waters and over 250 species of fish and 5 species of turtles. The conservation of the Wasini island is approximately 85 kilometers.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Community members have been trained and participated in baseline biophysical monitoring of their co-management areas. The continued recovery of the fish population and degraded habitats within the Wasini co-management area continue to provide opportunities for fishers to increase catch within the fished areas surrounding the co-management area through spills over as well as income for the BMU from visitors to the closed site. It has reduced illegal fishing practices and conflicts through sensitization of enhanced surveillance.

Scalability

Through a partnership with African Nature Organization, the organization has been involved in, development of an innovative partnership program with grassroots community conservation institutions, organizations and other stakeholders called "people for nature". The people for nature bring together various stakeholders to consolidate conservation efforts at the grassroots, regional and national level.

Replicability

The uniqueness of the project can be replicated among other beach management units along the Coastal regions globally.

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