Journalists attend Biodiversity Café press event at Gazi Village.

In Print: East African Biodiversity Issues

Kenyan JRS grantee Media for Environment, Science, Health & Agriculture (MESHA) provides support to science journalists, with a focus on rural communicators. One of MESHA’s tools to disseminate learning is through their robust online publication Sanyansi magazine.

The March 2022 issue of Sanyansi, highlighted a number of critical biodiversity topics beginning with a report on an early 2022 science and health webinar with a panel of biodiversity conservation experts: Dr. Julius Ecuru, Manager of BioInnovate Africa, Saliou Niassy from ICIPE and Dr. David Kimiti, Deputy Director, at Grevy’s Zebra Trust. The panel stressed the benefits of biodiversity conservation and called for urgent community engagement and intervention.

Other topics include a report from a Biodiversity Café press event at Gazi Village lifting up the mutually beneficial green economic activities of mangrove conservation to conserve local ecosystems and to benefit the Gazi Women’s Group who are caretaking the saplings and nursery-raised seedlings.

Other topics included in this issue of Sayansi includes food production & climate change, East Africa’s plastic waste crisis, and food security solutions in Africa.