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Watamu Beach Clean Up

on Saturday, 21 June 2014. Posted in Watamu, Environment, Community

Local community working together for the environment

Watamu Beach Clean Up

A large number of the Watamu community came together to clean up rubbish that had washed ashore on Watamu Beach. 

By far the most numerous were school children, who spearheaded the effort.

It was a blustery and rainy morning, but despte the difficult conditions the kids enthusiatically set to the task, and kept filling sacks full of rubbish. In many cases, the rubbish bags were larger than the children filling them.

Birds eGuide App

on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Environment, Wildlife

The Birds of East Africa on your phone or tablet

Birds eGuide App

This fantastic app is a must for any enthusiastic birder in East Africa. 

With over 1380 species included, with full colour images, descriptions, maps, and bird calls this app is quite a remarkable resource to have at your fingertips.

Birding on the East African coast can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to migrant widers in non-breeding plumage out on the low-tide flats.


Planet Ocean

on Friday, 11 January 2013. Posted in Environment, Fishing

Trailer to a 90 minute film

Planet Ocean

Trailer to the new film directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot. Beautiful cinematography gives stunning new view of the Oceans, and hits on some timely and harsh realities about humankind's relationship with the Oceans.

Bio-Ken Snakebite Seminar, 2012

on Friday, 11 May 2012. Posted in Watamu, Events, Environment

10th November 2012 in Watamu

Bio-Ken Snakebite Seminar, 2012

Bio-Ken Snake Farm have announced the dates for the 8th Snake-bite Seminar, which will take place at Turtle Bay Beach Club on the 10th November 2012.

An excellent event for medical personnel who experience cases of snakebite, as well as those interested in herpetology. Very useful for safari guides, rangers, and anyone who spends time in areas where an encounter with a venemous snake is possible.

Msambweni Beach Photos

on Tuesday, 22 February 2011. Posted in South Coast, Environment

Msambweni Beach Photos

A photo slideshow provided by Katie Cahill on Msambweni Beach, South Coast - Kenya. 

Wave Energy off Kenya's coastline

on Thursday, 17 February 2011. Posted in Environment

Renewable energy project given the go ahead

Wave Energy off Kenya's coastline

As oceans go, the Indian Ocean is more well known for calmer seas and less violent storms than the likes of the Southern and Atlantic Oceans, although the occasional violent cyclone and some gusty monsoon winds can reap havoc from time to time.

The seas off the Kenya Coast therefore, may not see like the most ideal location to embark on an alternative energy project - but thanks to a an enterprising energy company and the approval from the Kenya Government - a new wave energy project is due to get underway in the near future.

December Solstice

on Monday, 20 December 2010. Posted in Environment

December Solsctice heralds the return of the subsolar point towards the equator.

December Solstice

21 December - the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere, longest day in the Southern Hemisphere.

The subsolar point reaches it's southernmost limit - the Tropic of Capricorn (23.4 degrees south). The subsolar point now moves north - reaching the equator on March 21 / 22 - the vernal equinox.

Lamu Archipelago geographic point of interest

on Saturday, 13 November 2010. Posted in Lamu Archipelago, Environment


Currently the Ewaso Nyiro river ends in the Lorian Swamp in North-East Kenya. It has been suggested that the river once flowed into the Indian Ocean, causing what is now the Lamu Archipelago. However - the course that seems more etched into the earth displayed on Google Maps is one of a more east direction, entering the Indian Ocean north of Kismaayo in Somalia.

View Ewaso Nyiro ancient river course? in a larger map

Sabaki River Mouth Bird Walk

on Monday, 04 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Environment, Travel, Wildlife, Community

I have always wanted to walk theSabaki River Mouth. I have also always believed in the old adage that if you want to get something done the best way to achieve it is to do it yourself.

The Sabaki River Mouth is where the Athi, Tsavo and Galana rivers that rise and converge in upcountry Kenya ultimately disgorge their heavily silted waters into the coral reef fringed seawater of the Indian Ocean five kilometres north of Malindi. This convergence in turn provides one of the richest feeding grounds for birds in Africa and the Sabaki River Mouth has rightly taken its place as one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) in Kenya.

In October, particularly,  the recently arrived Palaearctic migrants waders congregate in their tens of thousands, some before dispersing southwards down the coast, but many are content to winter in this coastal food larder, mingling with the resident herons, egrets, gulls, terns and the numerous other species that frequent the lagoons, reed-beds, and sand-dunes adjacent to the river mouth.

Snake-Bite Seminar, Watamu

on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Environment, Wildlife, Community

7th International Bio-Ken Snake Bite Seminar - Watamu

The Bio-Ken Snake Farm's Seventh International Snakebite Seminar will be held at Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu, Kenya on Saturday 6th of November 2010, starting at 9am. The aims of this seminar are:

1.    To update information on snakebite in Africa.
2.    To review recently published WHO guidelines on Antivenom and snakebite management.
3.    To discuss development of new Antivenoms for Africa.

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