Monthly Archives: April 2010

Protect our nesting beaches

“Protecting more nesting beaches is not a politically or socially simple endeavor, but it is the only way to avoid the risk of putting all turtle eggs in a very few baskets.” Several community based turtle conservation groups TCGs) under the umbrella of KESCOM have adopted the nest protection program in an endeavor to protect […]

14 turtle conservation groups benefit from KESCOM’s capacity building program

It is now recognized that the success of resource conservation initiatives requires the support of the resource users. However capacity building of the very resource users is of essence if the initiatives are to succeed. In the months of February and March, 2010 and with the financial support of Community Development Trust Fund, 14 TCGs […]

Crush survives net entanglement

Crush-a turtle This turtle named ‘crush’ was rescued from a fisherman net at Funzi Bay, in Funzi Island south of the Kenyan coast. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) locally known as Kawa wa Kawaida was later tagged and released into the sea by a members of a local turtle community conservation group, Funzi Turtle Club. […]