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2019

Promoting the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Critical Habitats of the Wasini Co-Management Area (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Promoting the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Critical Habitats of the Wasini Co-Management Area (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Numéro projet : KEN/SGP/OP6/Y2/STAR/BD/2019/30

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 7/2019 — 8/2020

Bénéficiaire : Wasini Beach Management Unit

Présentation
Wasini BMU Co-management area in one of the biodiversity hotspot in Kenya with high diversity of corals, fish species and seagrass beds. There are over 64 coral genera recorded within its waters in addition to over 250 species of fish and 5 species of turtles. The resources however face various threats which include overexploitation and resource use conflicts. The proposed project has the primary objective of ‘a healthy coastal and marine environment providing sustainable benefits for present and future generations’ with project specific objectives being 1. Support the conservation and protection of sensitive habitats, recovery of fish populations and rehabilitation of degraded habitats 2. Support sensitization and awareness programs within Wasini village and wider community on sustainable management of the Wasini fisheries and marine resources The project will be implemented by the Wasini BMU in collaboration with key partners who include the Kwale County Fisheries Department, Seacology Foundation, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and the Coast Development Authority. Some of the key project activities include coral and seagrass replantation, targeted awareness programs for the BMU and ecosystem restoration sites. The projected project cost is US$ 31,900 with funding request from GEF equivalent to US $ 18,400. The project seeks to fulfil commitments under the GEF SGP Operational Phase VI objective of enhancing socio-ecological resilience of selected landscapes and seascapes in ecologically important and sensitive areas in Kenya. As a result the project focuses on the conservation of important biodiversity which includes fisheries and coral reefs as one of the GEF focal areas and specifically addresses sustainable exploitation of marine resources, conservation of biodiversity and community participation in marine resource management.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 21,026.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 14,628.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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