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How Kenya’s mangrove forests saved a community and themselves
|A fishing community in Kenya has seen a return of dwindling fish stocks and earned money to build a school and clinic and sink boreholes, thanks to a project that helped restore indigenous mangrove forests.
|SOLSTICE-WIO and SAPPHIRE support research on fisheries
|The project, funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is active in Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa, to undertake novel and collaborative research to understand selected WIO fisheries and the impacts of current and future changes.
Can fisheries benefit from biodiversity and conserve it, too?
|A new study reveals the trade-offs of fish biodiversity — its costs and benefits to mixed-stock fisheries — and points to a potential way to harness the benefits while avoiding costs to fishery performance. Read this new article here.
|Protected Planet Report 2020
|The new publication assess the state of protected and conserved areas around the world. The new edition provides the final report on the current status of biodiversity and looks to the future as the world prepares to adopt the new post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read the entire report here!
|Save our oceans to protect our health – scientists call for global action plan
|Scientists have outlined the initial steps for a united global plan to work together to protect the oceans. The researchers call for the current UN Ocean Decade to act as a meaningful catalyst for global change, reminding us that ocean health is intricately linked to human health.
|Study finds protecting key ocean areas could boost total catch, fight climate change
|A new study published in Nature has found that an increase in protected key areas of the ocean would protect biodiversity, increase the yield of fisheries, and secure marine carbon stocks at risk from human activity.