Saving The Seas

On assignment for World Wildlife Fund WWF, Georgina documented the WWF turtle protection program which is run together with Kenya Wildlife Service KWS in and around Kiunga Marine National Reserve, an area of 270 square kilometers (100 sq. mi) with approximately 50 islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago on the north Kenyan coast near the Kenya-Somali border. The relatively pristine and isolated Kiunga beaches provide key refuge and nesting ground for marine turtles in Kenya. WWF and KWS work with and the local community with village saving and loans groups and on ways to protect these nests out of which over 11,000 hatchlings emerge and enter the sea each year. The WWF marine turtle conservation project now has at least 5 satellite tracking devices on turtles which can be tracked online here.

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