We are an action-based organisation driven by a passion for our environment and inspired by the communities we work with.
Oceans Alive has created an integrated approach to the sustainable management of marine resources driven by the communities that rely on the ocean. We bring all key stakeholders together, including these Costal communities under a collaborative management approach.
In early 2022, the first Co-Managed Area Plan in Kenya, driven by Oceans Alive, was signed off placing an area of 150 sq km under community-led management.
Mission & History
Together with coastal communities, we share sustainable solutions which create a ripple effect to improve livelihoods along the Kenyan coast.
Over the years, we have listened, experimented and learned extensively about this locally-led model. Our Community Conservation Area at Kuruwitu (tengefu in Swahili) led to a 30% recovery in corals, a 17% restoration of seagrass, and a 400% increase in biomass just a few years after the area was closed off from fishing.
The tengefu is our living classroom that beautifully illustrates how vital our work is in protecting the ocean.
We are expanding our support to communities along the Kenyan coast to inspire coastal conservation.
Oceans Alive Trust is founded on the value of partnerships. Thanks to the work in collaboration with organisations of different sectors, we are able to increase our impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate.