Local Ocean Conservation
Turtle Bay Road, Plot 203, Watamu, Kenya
Marine conservation, Protection of marine life, Turtles, Mangroves, Coral reef protection, Marine conservation awareness and education
Initially started to protect turtles, now Local Ocean focuses on the conservation of turtles as well as mangroves and coral reefs, and educates to achieve a sustainable relationship between man and oceanwater. Turtle Watch is their flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. As a marine conservation group, along with Diani Turtle Watch, Bycatch release, beach profiling and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles, their marine conservation, education and outreach programmes aim at ensuring the future of the marine environment including community involvement and development, and research and campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya’s marine resources.