Lamu county has a mangrove cover of 33,500 hectares, which translates to about 60 per cent of Kenya's total mangrove cover.

For many centuries, mangroves have been an important trade item, helping to build a prosperous coastal Swahili civilisation.

Globally, mangrove forests are rare and cover only around…

Read more: KFS leads efforts to strengthen mangrove management in Lamu

Tired of seeing Senegal’s seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use. The West African country, whose beaches on the Atlantic attract tourists from all over the world, is one of the…

Read more: Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

This is a long overdue first visit to Rwanda. I am here for the Kigali Global Dialogue meeting but I am taking advantage of those conversations to have bilateral meetings since it is my first meeting.

I have met Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Environment Minister Vincent Biruta and the…

Read more: Rwanda is a classic example of environmental conservation – UNEP Director

surfers are framed in tattered clothing and makeshift outfits, with the odd balaclava adding to the post-apocalyptic aesthetic. They negotiate the city on flatbed trolleys, as they haul large silo bags stuffed full of recyclable materials — the white-collar leave-behinds. Choosing to collect and sell waste over a…

Read more: New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

When it comes to discussing the concept of maritime security, the concept can be discussed in a variety of contexts. Broadly defined, maritime security concerns the protection of states’ land and maritime territories, and is affected by a broad range of illegal activities, including arms, drugs, and human…

Read more: Piracy is back to infest West African waters, but what’s driving it?