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.
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.
One of our focus points is to help local community groups develop alternative sources of income that will alleviate pressure on the marine environment.
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.
LOC has planted and monitored over 230,000 mangrove seeds and seedlings, and has it’s own mangrove nursery on site.
Our Management Information Systems allow us to effectively plan implement and manage/monitor our operations.
LOC runs intern opportunities for those wanting to develop their skills and gain work experience.
The challenges we’re facing in the world right now can often seem overwhelming. They’re BIG and extremely complex problems.
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.
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.
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.
Mangrove rehabilitation: Magangani, Watamu
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
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
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 [...]
Getting ready for visitors as lockdown eases
Getting ready for visitors as lockdown eases Since covid-19 struck Kenya on March 6th 2020 we closed our gates to visitors who come for tours at the project. [...]
Covid-19 Jobs for Conservation
Covid-19 Jobs for Conservation The Covid 19 Jobs for Conservation was started to create jobs for fishing communities during the Covid 19 pandemic while protecting sea turtles and our [...]