Giving up fishing, a team of fishermen completed an intensive training to preserve Lamu’s fragile environment

Some fishermen in Kenya have hung up their nets - and are instead trying to conserve marine life.

Now known as "reef rangers", they have been trained to monitor fish stocks and their habitats.

It is a part of efforts by the government and conservation groups to involve local communities in protecting their environment.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Pate Island, Kenya.

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Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace

The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Read more: Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

On the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Group’s annual meetings, held in Bali, Indonesia, from October 12 to 13, 2018, the world’s leading climate financiers declared war on plastic to save the oceans.

The KfW Group (the German Development Agency), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French…

Read more: AFRICA: “Clean Oceans” initiative will benefit continent’s coastal areas

It should start with better rubbish collection on land

PLASTIC DEBRIS IN the ocean has surfaced recently as a prominent environmental concern. Other pollution takes a greater toll on the seas—fertiliser run-off can cause damage worth $200bn-800bn a year, compared with $13bn for marine plastic litter, according to…

Read more: Serious efforts are being made to clean up the oceans

Plastic waste is a serious global problem. It is worse in developing countries like Sierra Leone where waste management is still a challenge. In order to address improper waste disposal and subsequently reduce or get rid of plastic waste, everybody must put hands on deck. Becoming environmentally conscious…

Read more: Waste awareness key to reducing plastic pollution

A Round Table Discussion on Marine Environment Pollution in Sri Lanka” was organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka(INSSSL) on 11th October.

Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara, the General Manager-Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) at Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, highlighted the gravity of marine…

Read more: Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank