Monthly Archives: October 2008

Environmental Education outreach.

Environmental Education outreach. The watamu Turtle Watch Environmental Programme has been able to reach out to school children on environmental awareness. We reached out to 2 schools and educated them on “The Sea Ecosystem”. Children were taught what comprises the ecosystem, its importance and sustainable use of resources. school children – marine conservation rally. They […]

Join in the fun – volunteer with us!

Join in the fun- volunteer with us! Kenya urgently and desperately needs committed and trained role players in the management of our marine resources. We need people working on the ground, where the problems are. Almost all our local staff ‘migrated’ towards the project, by volunteering their time first and then becoming permanent staff. Volunteer […]

Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Our Turtle Rehabilitation Centre with 4 ‘ponds’ for sick or injured turtles is the only one in Kenya and the East African coast. green turtle in rehab. Again our success rate has been good. Some of the most common injuries are from turtles ingesting plastic and spear wounds. kisumni our rehab turtle enjoys a shower. […]

Turtle Release Programme

Watamu Turtle Watch started the first Turtle Release Programme on the East African coast, in 1999. This programme releases turtles caught in fishermen’s nets. Fishermen bring a turtle for verification tagging and releasing. Several other projects have taken up this extremely worthwhile practice. Turtles are checked, tagged and released back to the sea. Over the […]

Lets talk about Watamu Turtle Watch.

A volunteer making the Watamu Turtle Watch gate using recycled flip-flops Watamu Turtle Watch our flagship programme, it has managed to secure the main Watamu Marine Park beach as a 99.9% viable sea turtle nesting site for endangered sea turtles. We patrol and monitor our nests rigorously. Nesting turtle – in August 2008. Other local […]

our programmes

We currently run the following programmes. ยท Education Programme. Watamu primary school – one of the schools we work with. We run an interactive Marine Information Centre near Watamu village. This is also used as a meeting place for community members as there is no other facility available in this area. We have a large […]

Welcome to our first blog ever!!!

Welcome to our first blog ever!!! We have not been active on blogging due to logistical issues however we are delighted to have our first post and do hope that you will visit our blog regularly, A logo of Watamu Turtle Watch Lets start off by sharing a bit of who we are,…… Watamu Turtle […]