#10Morans: Marine Ranger Mahathi Bwana
Third in our #10moran series is Mahathi Bwana.
A few years ago, fisherman Mahathi traded in his net for a clip-board and snorkel mask. He’s now a marine ranger, working to promote sustainable fishing methods and marine conservation in his community of Pate Island. Thanks to Mahathi and his fellow rangers, Pate Marine Community Conservancy is leading the way for locally led marine conservation.
At the end of 2017, Pate become one of the first community conservancies to establish Locally Managed Marine Areas - protected sites aimed at securing fish breeding grounds for more sustainable fisheries. Mahathi and his team also work to raise awareness about the consequences of illegal mangrove logging and turtle poaching.