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Kuruwitu Conservation & Welfare Association


Vipingo, opposite Mombasa - Malindi highway, Sharlani, Kilifi, Kenya

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Local business



Marine conservation, Sustainable fishing, Marine Protected Areas


After setting up the first Locally Managed Marine Area to combat overfishing and pollution, the ecosystem has made a resounding comeback, with biodiversity surging. KCWA have fostered a tourism sector, boosted catches for fishermen and women in nearby areas, and encouraged the national government to greatly expand the protected area. Their stated aim 'is to manage sustainable marine resources for the local fishing community and environment as a whole, as well as to set 'best practise' for the expansion of marine conservation projects along the Kenya coast.'

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