The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is a global framework for assessing the status of ecosystems. The assessment will kick-off with a planning and training workshop in Mombasa in March, after which the regional analysis and assessment will be carried out, concluding in September 2019 with a dissemination workshop.
The Indian Ocean is gaining more attention as the world turns to the ‘blue economy’ for future development. This Economist Intelligence Unit report “Charting the course for ocean sustainability in the Indian Ocean Rim” is an sponsored by Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, […]
The challenge The first complete assessment of reef-building corals was completed in 2008 (Carpenter et al. 2008) from which the Red List Index of corals shows the most significant decline of all taxonomic groups assessed (fig. below), due to the impact of the 1998 global coral bleaching event. Cost/investment We estimate […]
September 2018 will see the start of an exciting project funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) into the Comoros Archipelago. The Comoros coral reefs are an unrivaled marine paradise, with one of the highest concentrations of coral reef species within the western Indian Ocean. Comoros offers reefs which […]
The Comoros islands are a poorly known volcanic chain of islands in between Mozambique and Madagascar in the ‘hotspot’ of coral reef biodiversity for the Western Indian Ocean. They still possess some beautiful areas of coral, but are threatened because of the combined effects of over-fishing, sedimentation from deforestation on land, coral […]
CORDIO’s 20th anniversary event was held in a serene environment at the Bamburi Forest Trails on Friday 7th September 2018. Reflecting on the past 20 years of operation, it’s encouraging to see how much CORDIO East Africa has grown. Through the experiences shared by current and ex-staff and partners such […]
On Saturday the 8th of September 2018, CORDIO hosted a successful screening of the documentary film ‘Chasing Coral’ at Nyali Cinemax. The turnout was great (over 290 people!) and it was inspiring to see many people from various backgrounds and ages attend. Chasing Coral is a splendour of vivid underwater […]
CORDIO in partnership with Nyali Cinemax is hosting a free screening of the award winning documentary ‘Chasing Coral’ to commemorate the 3rd International Year of the Reef and CORDIO’s 20th anniversary. After the documentary screening, there will be a Q&A discussion with local coral reef scientists, managers and government officials. […]