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Did you know that the marine ecosystems of tropical East Africa are some of the world’s most diverse, resilient and productive, and directly support the livelihoods of tens of millions of people?
With our fragile oceans under increasing pressure from a range of threats, and the livelihoods of millions at stake, Africa Foundation, in partnership with andBeyond, has embarked on an initiative to preserve some of Africa’s most important and threatened marine ecosystems. With the critical recognition that community development and conservation go hand-in-hand, our Oceans Without Borders programme works to upskill, uplift and empower local communities living beside andBeyond’s three island lodge sites in the Bazaruto, Quirimbas and Zanzibar Archipelagos.
By bringing together communities with other key stakeholders including leading scientists, education institutions, governments and other collaborators, we aim to cross boundaries and work together to positively influence marine conservation and community development over 2,000 kilometres of East African coastline.
Through close collaboration and consultation with local communities we’ve identified shared priorities for community development and conservation which has led to engaging and training local community members as marine rangers to monitor and research endangered species, mitigate key threats, expand and improve management of marine protected areas, and develop locally relevant marine conservation lessons for school children, fishermen and other community members.
Your support of Oceans Without Borders directly assists us in achieving these goals. Help us work together to a positive and lasting impact on the lives of people living in Mozambique and Tanzania, and the astounding marine environments of which they are an inseparable part!