The Kenya Star covers the work of Local Ocean Conservation, a community-based organisation working in Watamu, which is also part of Blue Ventures’ and Maliasili’s African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme
A complex conservation issue
New study highlights the decrease in marine turtle nesting in Madagascar and the role that community-based monitoring could play in monitoring, and protecting, remaining sites.
New publication reviews current protection of marine megafauna in Madagascar, highlighting the current lack of legislation and enforcement to protect endangered sharks in Madagascar.
15 November 2010. New research has revealed up to 16,000 endangered turtles are being caught each year by villagers in just one region of Madagascar, despite a government ban. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Blue Ventures Conservation say the figure, thought to be a conservative estimate, is the first direct assessment of turtle exploitation on the island.