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Kenya Marine Mammal Network Expands in the Indian Ocean and Regions

The Kenya Marine Mammal Network is expanding its conservation and research partners to the rest of the East African Countries

The Kenyan Marine Mammal Network Partners, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Marine Research and Fisheries Institute, WWF Kiunga, and the National Environmental Management Authority met in March at KWS HQ to agree the way forward to protect dolphins and whales in Kenya.

The group heard presentations from Dr Sergi Perez, Dr Nina Wambiji, Watamu Marine Association's Mike Mwang'ombe and Kahindi Charo on the scientific findings of the KMMN and also the co regional BYCAM (mitigation of bycatch) in the region.

The coalition headed by Dr Judith Nyunja, head of KWS Research Mombasa, agreed to forging relationships and working partnerships with other East African marine mammal research organisations, including Wildlife Conservation Society, Sri Lanka Orca Project and Environment Society of Oman, to name just a few.

These are exciting times with new findings never been shared before. The more we know the more we can conserve. For photos see WMA Facebook

and the KMMN website The Kenya Marine Mammal Network For some of our partners' websites and social media pages see Northern Indian Ocean Killer Whale Alliance, and WCS, Tanzania Program

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