Kenya and Tanzania are among eight countries in the Western Indian Ocean region that will benefit from a study assessing the vulnerability of coral reefs ecosystem.


Fish swim off a coral reef in Indian Ocean off the coastline of Mombasa. There is a massive decline of Coral reefs…

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Small-scale circular economy initiatives in Kenya will compete for $50,000 grants for a year for projects that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment.


A woman washes used plastic bags for re-use at the shores of a river on June 24, 2014 in…

Read more: $50,000 to support circular economy in Kenya

As of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. The country announced the implementation of the second phase of its plastic bag ban on May 16. Visitors are advised to avoid packing or carrying any plastic bags as they’ll have to leave these at…

Read more: Africa is leading the world in plastic bag bans

Locals are coming together to stop the polluting of rivers and canals in Cape Town by creating a petition to punish litterbugs more harshly, with the aim to reach 10 000 signatures.

These natural areas are the city’s lifeblood and Capetonians feel it should be a criminal offence…

Read more: Petition to stop waste polluting Cape Town waters

DURBAN - The negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds, particularly ocean birds and their habitats, was the theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday.


Global climate change is causing a loss of ice in the Arctic, but an increase in sea ice in…

Read more: Plastic marine litter endangers species

Cape Town – The negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds, particularly ocean birds and their habitats, was the theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day.

The day was initiated in 2006 by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, an international…

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