Kahindi is a Marine Conservationist fighting to save Critically Endangered sea turtles through community engagement, education programs and anti-poaching programs.
Kahindi will be able to streamline the work of the LOC to save more sea turtles and engage with more communities and fishermen to ensure future generation of conservationists.
Along the coast of Kenya we can find five of the seven species of sea turtles, however their numbers are decreasing dramatically because of us humans. Climate change is altering their environment and poachers are killing them for the shells, meat and eggs.
Kahindi is the Community Outreach and Awareness Program Coordinator for the Local Ocean Conservation.
Kahindi works at one of the only sea turtle rehabilitation centers in East Africa
Nurses injured and sick sea turtles back to health before releasing them back into ocean.
Spareheads a community outreach program involving 15 communities which encourages conservation through various activities such as coastal clean up, mangrove restoration ad anti poaching patrols under the slogan “Love Your Local Ocean”
Works directly with fishermen holding presentations and workshops to encourage conservation over poaching
The Bycatch release programme has rescued and released 19’000 sea turtles back into the ocean
Gotten more than 1900 fisherman to collaborate with the program
Successfully monitored and protected over a 1000 sea turtle nests
Set up the only turtle rehabilitation clinic along the Kenyan coast, and the first in East Africa.
Gathered invaluable data on sea turtles over the past 20 years that can be shared and used to help in the conservation efforts for sea turtles.
Kahindi is on a mission to educate local populations and fishermen on marine life conservation to ensure a sustainable future for sea turtles and other marine animals.