Besides its rich cultural heritage, the Lamu Island is famous for its calm waters and idyllic beaches. Lamu is also an important nursery for a diverse marine ecosystem. But years of dumping waste in the ocean are threatening to choke the future of its marine environment and its tourism magnetism as Mercy Kandie visit to Lamu confirmed.

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Read more: Lamu waters threatened by garbage

Potential teacher exchanges, peace and the Blue Economy are areas highlighted for cooperation by the newly accredited High Commissioner of Zambia to Seychelles. Brenda Muntemba presented her credentials to Danny Faure, the president of Seychelles, at State House on Tuesday.

Brenda Muntemba is the new Zambian High Commissioner…

Read more: Teacher exchanges, Blue Economy discussed between Seychelles, Zambia

The project, by Napier University in Edinburgh, will receive $50,000 in the latest a round of grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which he announced at a conference at Yale University in Connecticut, United States, according to a Press Association dispatch carried by the Evening Express newspaper in…

Read more: Kenyan Mangroves Project Gets Funding from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.

"We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small," said Jennifer Selgrath, lead…

Read more: Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans

Kenya’s marine resources are declining, but they could be one of the nation’s most valuable assets as long as it follows through on its sustainable development commitments, writes David Obura of the University of Queensland. Kenya earns around $2.5 billion per year from its ocean – less than…

Read more: What Kenya Can Do to Protect and Benefit From Ocean Resources

The exercise was organized and carried out by various conservation partners including World Wildlife Fund Kenya, Base Titanium, Kwale County government and over 300 community volunteers. The event was part of the global marine cleaning initiative dubbed “The International Coastal Cleanup” that takes place annually.

The exercise was…

Read more: Over 6,000kg of plastic waste was collected on Saturday along the Kenyan coastal strip in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste dumped into the ocean.