The Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services project (SPACES) is supported by the UK Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) program to study the relationship between coastal ecosystems in Kenya and Mozambique and the wellbeing of poor people living along the coast. The project started in September 2013.
Dominique D’Emille, a research assistant at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane summarizes the SPACES project.
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SPACES is a collaboration between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Exeter University, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Kenya Forestry Institute (KEFRI), Eduardo Mondlane University, and a number of other institutions in Kenya, Mozambique, UK and North America. In Kenya SPACES will collaborate with KCDP, Kenya Fisheries Department, UNDP, UNEP, local beach management units (BMUs) and community forestry associations (CFAs) and local and regional government.
SPACES has been investigating ecosystem services and their contribution to poverty alleviation in Kenya and Mozambique since 2013. One part of this project has looked at tourism in the South Coast region of Kenya. From 2013-2015 Kenya had terrorism related travel advisories. SPACES co-investigator, Chris Sandbrook, analysed tourism data from 2011-2015 to understand how the […]
SRC leads the UK ESPA-funded project: Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services (SPACES) which aims to understand how coastal ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of poor people in coastal Kenya and Northern Mozambique. The project is a collaboration between from Mozambican, Kenyan, Swedish, British and Canadian research institutions. During 2016 the project focused on […]
Grey skies, an icy lake, and the remnants of a snow covered ground. Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden in February; the location of the final SPACES team meeting, for many, a world away in both distance and temperature. Besides that fact that it was cold and dreary outside, the team made the best of it and […]
New paper from SPACES team members shows the positive correlation between the orange-lined triggerfish and calcifier cover
SPACES Co-investigators, Tim McClanahan and Nyawira Muthiga, have recently published the paper, Similar impacts of fishing and environmental stress on calcifying organisms in Indian Ocean coral reefs (Open Access– free to read) in the Marine Ecology Progress Series. They investigated coral and calcifier cover in 201 western Indian Ocean reefs. McClanahan and Muthiga found that coral and calcifier cover […]