Corals of the Western Indian Ocean Still at Risk

Exit La Niña, enter El Niño The protracted La Niña  phase that started in 2020 provided a haven for corals of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). No significant bleaching was reported between 2020 and 2022 as a result. This haven is now diminishing as La Niña gradually comes to an […]

Let’s Save our Sharks

  Sharks are important for healthy, functioning coral reef ecosystems. However, across the world, there is a lack of understanding about the importance of sharks. Sharks are seen as a threat to humans and not worth conserving. This misconception exists even in Kenya, and it has hindered the conservation of […]

Biodiversity science and Africa

Making the most of sustainability science – for Africa, coral reefs, conservation and people. This page brings together David Obura’s work as a Director of CORDIO, into global science-policy processes from 2019 to 2022, representing a transition in our work from coral reefs to the broader goals of sustainability science. […]

The unsung champions of mangroves of Munje

Little is sung about Munje, a silent coastal village in Kwale county, Ramisi ward. And even less, little is known of the women of Munje Beach Management Unit (BMU) whom in the year 2020, amidst the ravaging effects of the Covid-19 pandemic formed Tunusuru Conservation Women Group for the sole […]

IPBES Nexus co-chair – Dr. David Obura

CORDIO is very pleased to announce that our Director David Obura has been nominated to Co-Chair one of the two big IPBES assessments for the next 3 years, on the interlinkages between biodiversity, water, food and health, dubbed the ‘Nexus Assessment’.  

CORDIO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 – The Launch

There was pomp and colour during the launch of CORDIO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 at Nyali Sun-Africa Hotel, on 25th Nov 2021, a long-anticipated day by the CORDIO team. The launch was well attended by representatives from the government, non-governmental organisations, donors, community-based organisations, academic institutions, and the local community. It […]

Coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean at high risk of collapse

This study points to specific policies to address climate and fishery threats to coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean After an 18-month analysis, researchers at CORDIO East Africa in collaboration with scientists from over 35 other organizations around the world have published their findings on the state of coral […]

Strategic Plan 2021-2025

CORDIO East Africa team is looking forward to an exciting and productive five-year programme with mission to improve the health and resilience of marine ecosystems and coastal peoples’ well-being in the Western Indian Ocean.