Exotic Marine Life is Slowly Disappearing
Due to Global Warming the coasts of Kenya and especially the people are suffering at unprecedented rates. With extreme heat and humidity, climate change is causing inflation, which in turn is causing even more extreme poverty. Fishermen that once could provide easily for their families now are reduced to begging in many cases. The empty nets are causing empty stomachs!
Thanks to your support we have been able to work with the local fishermen in teaching them how to protect the waters and in turn, how protecting the waters will bring them more fish.
Global Giving just evaluated our project and gave Africa Conservation Trust excellent reviews. It was our pleasure to host the Global Giving team in Kenya which helped audit our program. Check out our evaluation under our project "Trees and Water for Masai in Kenya".
With support from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), we are expecting to begin construction of the artificial reef in 2010. This reef will enable fish, especially exotic fish to repopulate themselves in a protected area. It is nearly impossible to control the overfishing, thus the need for protected areas run by the local fishermen.
As marine animals continue to die on the coast of Kenya, due to climate change and human intrusion, Kenya is in need of your assistance to ensure the marine biodiversity remains intact. The government is unable to handle the problem, thus we have partnered with local organizations to bring the awareness to the community about the need to protect the ocean.
Last month the US Ambassador to Kenya officially recognized Africa Conservation Trust, in conjunction with our partner Hacienda, for its great work with the environment in Mombasa, Kenya. The Ambassador spent several hours with our staff and it is great to have the endorsement of the US government.
A continued thanks to Blue Marine Diving for assisting in our diving instruction and boating needs. Blue Marine has trained our workers in all phases of diving, boating and marine safety.
Thanks again for your continued support. Your donation can help change the lives of poor fisherman and help increase their chances of survival through job creating programs. The oceans are a precious resource so we cannot wait any longer. Likewise, Global Warming is causing major storms and flooding on the coast which is why your donation can help save lives!
Local Fishermen Learning how to Dive
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