Contribute to biodiversity, food security and livelihoods of people and reducing depletion of oceans.
We live and work near the precious mangrove ecosystems at the coast of Kenya. From various researches and our experience we know that our fishermen and many other local people are completely dependent on the mangroves. That´s why, we have dedicated decades of our work to mangrove forest conservation and livelihood creation with increasing success. In a long term we are succeeding. One of the things we pioneer at the coast is marine aquaculture, which we call Mariculture. We grow sea fish and other sea creatures such as prawns and crabs in marine fish ponds. This is to help the fishermen to have their own food source in case they come home from the sea empty handed. But this is not helping us to maintain the populations of sea animals at healthy levels. Overfishing, inadequate marine protection, unsustainable fishing methods or pollution are all contributing to the depletion of the natural fish stock and are damaging the ocean. The fish (at their juvenile stage), which the fishermen grow in their fish ponds are also obtained directly from the sea (trapped in nets in shallow waters).
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1000 people who donate 10 USD or Only 500 people who donate 20 USD
20 USD is the approximate price for a dinner out for two, 20 USD is what you have paid for the taxi to take you home from night of drinking, where you spent another 20 USD for drinks and snacks.
Wouldn’t you enjoy more watching a nice movie at home knowing, that thanks to you millions of fish can be produced every year, big number of fishermen can benefit from fish sale and the tremendous pressure on our local environment will be significantly reduced? You can follow our progress on our Facebook page, where we regularly post updates or on our website as well.
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We now have a vision to solve this problem and build the VERY FIRST MARINE FISH HATCHERY and BREEDING FACILITY in Kenya, which will help us to stock the marine fish ponds with fish instead of catching fish from the ocean. This will not only reduce the pressure on the natural fish population, but will enable us to release more fish back to the wild and will complement our long term efforts in supporting the livelihoods of many local people and protecting the globally precious ecosystems.
We are looking for an investment of 10.000 USD
If we do not reach the target, we will be able to invest into fish feeding facility, which is the first step to build the hatchery and will improve the feeds for fish bred by our communities.
This important task comes at the time when the whole world is turning their attention to the Oceans. Growing populations and economies in the Western Indian Ocean region are increasing risks to the world’s least ecologically disturbed coasts.
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