Ile aux Aigrettes, or Egret Island, is a 26-hectare island in Mauritius. Seabirds are important to the island’s ecosystems and actively contribute to the food chain. They aid with land fertilization, maintenance of insect and plant populations and the well being of fisheries. Read more below.
Climate smart solutions for Kenyan Diani-Chale marine area Located 35 km to the south of Mombasa, the Diani-Chale Marine National Reserve is one of the most beautiful areas of the Kenyan coast. Well known by locals and foreign tourists because of its coral reefs, this National Reserve was officially established in 1995 and is one…
You are invited to a webinar on new Seagrass Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) guidance on how community groups can use PES to plan, fund, and facilitate seagrass conservation projects. See what this work looks like on the ground through Mikoko Pamoja, a community-led mangrove and seagrass conservation and restoration project based in Kenya.
This article in the latest issue of ECO Magazine highlights the Western Indian Ocean Global Coral Monitoring Network (GCRMN) coral reef network’s efforts to share and report on coral data as an essential part of motivating action to save coral reefs. It discusses how collaborative data aggregation initiatives are helping to support critical research to inform management of coral reefs at the local to global scales.