Posts under category: monitoring


Sand harvest impacts to Waa-Tiwi coral reefs

Sand-harvesting has been carried out from 8-27 March at 3 areas off the Waa and Tiwi coral reefs, Kwale County, Kenya (see map). Sub-blocks 3, 4 and 5 have been exploited, with greatest pressure at block 4. The findings of the report are summarized below, or click on the icon […]


Dredge-spoil dumping in Mombasa

The issue of dredge spoil dumping is a charged one in Mombasa, with a history of poor information and knowledge of what is happening, what is legal and environmental regulations controlling it. This brief is written to try to help identify the key issues about current dumping practices in Mombasa, […]


Recurring bleaching in Mayotte

Major coral bleaching has been reported in Mayotte four times – in 1983, 1998, 2010 and 2016. During the 2010 event a survey carried out by the Tara Expeditions documented the bleaching in detail, estimating the full impact of the bleaching event.


2017 status report on Western Indian Ocean coral reefs

Step declines in coral reef health resulted from major coral bleaching in 1998 (25% loss) and 2016 (10% loss). This is the main finding from the latest GCRMN regional report on the state of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) which was officially presented on 7 December 2017 […]


GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks

CORDIO participated in the publication of a new global standard on biodiversity monitoring networks, through our long term participation in the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), IUCN’s Coral Specialist Group, the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network of GEOBON and the Global Ocean Observing System’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel (GOOS BioEco).


Bleaching response WIO 2016

Over 70 organizations and individuals responded to the coral bleaching event in 2016 in the Western Indian Ocean, reporting 680 observations of through an online reporting form. Dr. David Obura and Mishal Gudka of CORDIO East Africa (CORDIO EA), supported through the Biodiversity Project of the Indian Ocean Commission, present […]


Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2): Kenya’s commitment

Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) “to advance our understanding of the Indian Ocean and its role in the Earth System in order to enable informed decisions in support of sustainable development and the well-being of humankind” The Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a major global scientific program […]