The sea! The sea! The open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free!

¬ Bryan W. Procter

What we do

We develop and implement sustainable marine resource management models, utilising sea turtles as an indicator species for ecosystem health.


Ocean Conservation

We have a number of programmes which work towards ocean conservation.

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LOC is involved in a number of education programmes

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Community Outreach

LOC are currently engaged with 15 local community groups in order to raise awareness about conservation issues as well as support capacity building and training.

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Sustainable Livelihoods

One of our focus points is to help local community groups develop alternative sources of income that will alleviate pressure on the marine environment.

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Marine Information Centre

Within our centre we have office buildings, accommodation for staff and our EcoVisitors, the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and information displays for visitors.

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Mangrove Restoration

LOC has planted and monitored over 230,000 mangrove seeds and seedlings, and has it’s own mangrove nursery on site.

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Policy & Campaigning

Technology Development

Our Management Information Systems allow us to effectively plan implement and manage/monitor our operations.

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Get involved

Day visits

Drop in to our Marine Information Centre in Watamu, we’d love to see you!

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Eco visits

An Eco Visit with us is an experience you will treasure for a lifetime!

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LOC runs intern opportunities for those wanting to develop their skills and gain work experience.

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The challenges we’re facing in the world right now can often seem overwhelming. They’re BIG and extremely complex problems.

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Sea Turtles

Learn about some of the sea turtles found in Kenya

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Coral Reefs

Coral reefs inhabit less than 0.1% of the world’s oceans but are some of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet.

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Marine Protected Areas

Most of us value the ocean for more than just a coastal view. But the oceans that we know and love are changing rapidly.

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Mangrove ecosystems are made up of salt tolerant evergreen trees found in inter tidal locations, usually where fresh and salt water meet, such as creeks.

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Mangrove rehabilitation: Magangani, Watamu

October 7th, 2020|

Review of LOC's mangrove rehabilitation project at Magangani Sept 2019 – Sept 2020 Introduction Mangroves are essential part marine ecosystem harboring a high biodiversity Mangroves and the mangrove ecosystem provide useful resources [...]

The fishers community of Watamu and surrounds

September 11th, 2020|

Coastal communities of Watamu Help improve the livelihoods and sustainable resource use in Watamu and surrounds We are actively looking for other individuals and organizations with [...]

COINTRE Kathryn & Joël Experience at LOC

August 27th, 2020|

Joël & Kathryn Cointre's Experience at LOC Our first experience with LOC was in 2018; we spent two weeks on the premises helping wherever we were needed and [...]

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