Community Based Environmental Conservation - COBEC (Mombasa, )

Name

  • Name:Edward Mwamuye
  • Title:Mr

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Community Based Environmental Conservation - COBEC
  • Address:P.O. Box 336
    Mombasa 80100
    Coast
    Kenya

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:+254720825923

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General

  • Mission:
  • To conserve the biodiversity of Kenya’s marine environment, encouraging wise sustainable use of marine resources for the benefit of the coastal communities and other marine stakeholders

  • Overview:
  • COBEC is a community based organization and its goal is “to facilitate and empower local people to manage and conserve natural resources within the social, cultural and economic context of their communities.”

    COBEC's objectives include:
    a) Development and implementation of awareness and research programs,
    b) Environmental conservation
    c) Encouraging and enhancing community participation through community development
    d) Development and facilitation of the implementation of strategies and guidelines for sea turtle conservation and management activities
    e) Capacity building and empowerment of community conservation groups and local communities,
    f) Bring together youth and educate them on the importance of environmental conservation, education and sustainable development
    g) Raising funds for management and conservation activities

  • History:
  • COBEC was formed following several cases of environmental destruction that have been affecting the local community in attaining their livelihoods.

    COBEC is an environmental organization that is protecting the wildlife and the flora of Kenya's coastal region. COBEC involves a huge community and education in their efforts to pass on knowledge and awareness. However, COBEC does not just provide information but combines it with direct action. That is decisive to ensure sustainability. People that are participating in the projects remain motivated and see the positive aspects of environmental conservation. Furthermore, it is more likely to achieve their goals and to work out long-term solutions because the force of a big community can exert pressure on governmental agencies. The government can coordinate its decisions based on the inhabitants' requirements.
    COBEC is registered with the Kenyan Ministry of social services since 2009.

    COBEC's projects include mangrove planting actions for habitat restoration, beach clean-ups and sea turtle conservation. Well thought-out strategies and management are reqired to convince the local people of the importance of COBEC's goals and to encourage fishermen to co-operate with COBEC.

  • Year established:
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:2
  • Advisory board size:2
  • Staff size:4

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:Other
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