Marine

The East African coast is faced with a rapidly deteriorating marine environment and we have since 2004 been working to encourage coastal communities to take ownership of their marine resources, and to manage them sustainably.

We are working on establishing more Beach Management Units (BMUs) to help manage more Community Conservation Areas (CCAs), thereby increasing the number of marine areas under sustainable management by local communities.

We were instrumental in the development of a management plan to guide ring net fishing in Kenya.

Our Approach

We are a conservation organization that prides itself as the voice of conservation in the East African region. We do this through evidence based advocacy and engaging different key stakeholders to influence change.

Sharing Information

Our widely-read Swara magazine is the voice of conservation in East Africa. With it, we aim to create a collaborative space for sharing information, e

Policy Influencing

EAWLS takes a lead role in facilitating and contributing to the formulation and implementation of policies and laws in the land, natural resource cons

Conservation Programmes

EAWLS has a strong community-based approach in its direct conservation programmes and initiatives. We work closely with Beach Management Units (BMUs),

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