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CORDIO at IPBES 7, Paris

CORDIO’s Dr. David Obura was a Coordinating Lead Author in the IPBES Global Assessment report launched in Paris on 6 May 2019. The assessment is the first of its kind to assess, from local to global levels, peoples’ dependence on nature, the degree of impact we are having, and to […]


Coral decline or recovery?

Reefs that were heavily smothered by silt on 28 March are clearing, and stress to the corals seems to be over with little additional mortality. The coming rough and cool seas of the southeast monsoon should return conditions to normal. This is a report of a field survey conducted on […]


KPA stakeholder meeting, 27 March 2019 my take.

The week of 25-30 March saw an unusual set of events in Mombasa. Public outcry on the ongoing dredging/dumping and sand harvesting by two vessels was growing to a fever pitch, resulting in the CS for Transport, Mr. James Macharia, putting a stop to the activities with a tweet on […]


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, […]


Technology in IPAT

This article explores one of the three terms of the IPAT equation (see here) – technology. Population and affluence will be the subject of further articles. The original article was published on 20 March 2019 on the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) blog here. Please go to […]


Connectivity of areas beyond national jurisdiction with coastal waters

This new publication in Marine Policy journal shows the importance of areas in the High Seas for coastal fisheries and ecosystem health in developing countries.   Title – Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and T coastal waters: Safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries   Led […]