6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed

6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed By Joyce Ojanji The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have called for proposals to host the 6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC6) in 2026. IMPAC aims to share knowledge and experience, and to join efforts to strengthen best practices in the creation and management of […]
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The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian

The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian By Curity Adhiambo and Alis Okonji Married at just 13, Mary Akinyi Ouko joined the Kisian community in Eastern Kisumu, Kenya, barely a woman; more a child. For the last six decades she has spent in this community, Ouko and her […]
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Uganda’s Fort Portal City Takes Steps to Tackle Plastic Waste, as only Water Source Chocks

Uganda’s Fort Portal City Takes Steps to Tackle Plastic Waste, as only Water Source Chocks Fredrick Mugira, Bertha fellow After failing to secure a job in his formal profession, Samuel Kiiza, a business administration graduate, turned to recycling plastic bottles in Uganda’s tourism city, Fort Portal. Three years in his new profession, Kiiza confidently identifies […]
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River Nile, a Freeway of Plastics from African Great Lakes to Mediterranean Sea

River Nile, a Freeway of Plastics from African Great Lakes to Mediterranean Sea Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow Two small rivers in western Uganda: Mpanga, and Rwizi, are choking on plastic waste, carrying it to lakes that drain into the River Nile. Once in the Nile, this plastic debris may flow into the Mediterranean Sea. Mpanga […]
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Global Warming to Reduce Kelp Forests’ Capacity to Store Carbon

Global Warming to Reduce Kelp Forests’ Capacity to Store Carbon By Sharon Atieno Despite kelp forests- a type of seaweed forests found along temperate and polar coastlines- being able to capture and store large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, ocean warming could reduce this capacity, thus increasing the effects of climate change. This is […]
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US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya

US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya By Evance Odhiambo Kenyan fish farmers will now benefit from a program aimed at increasing the profitability of their farms through a data-driven integrated ecosystem approach. The program, worth over kshs.100 million (about USD one million), is the first of its kind in the country […]
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Competition to Enhance Geo-conservation in Protected Areas Underway

Competition to Enhance Geo-conservation in Protected Areas Underway By Elisha Singira The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Map competition 2022 is currently ongoing. About 24 countries from Eastern and Southern Africa will be participating in the competition which is aimed at enhancing the role of Geo-conservation in protected areas management and environmental conservation. The […]
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Asia to Host the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference

Asia to Host the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference By Elisha Singira For the first time since 2008, Asia will become the host of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) conference. This is after WorldFish,  an international, nonprofit research and innovation institution that creates, advances, and translates aquatic food systems science into […]
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Kenya: More Women Power Needed in Maritime Sector

By Fredrick Odiero Maritime actors have been urged to increase synergies and action oriented strategies in order to upscale inclusion and participation of women. Robert Njue, Director General, Kenya Maritime Authority(KMA) said during a regional conference by the Association for Women in the Maritime Sector for East and Southern Africa (WOMESA)  in Kisumu, Kenya. “We urge […]
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Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign

Kenya: International NGO, Partners Launch Three Days Water Campaign By Sharon Atieno The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya and its partners have launched a three day awareness raising campaign for water in Naivasha under the theme: Water is everybody’s business. The campaign, running from 23rd-25th May, focuses on reminding the public of the incredible […]
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