Watamu Turtle Sanctuary is a Turtle hospital, run by the Local Ocean Trust. This charity not only cares for the injured and sick turtles, but also does important research and helps to educate the local community about the importance of managing their marine environment in a sustainable way.
The Local Ocean team has learnt a great deal about how best to operate locally-driven marine conservation. Every day they receive requests to assist with marine conservation across the east african coastline and beyond.
Beach Monitors patrol the beaches every night to keep the turtles and their nests safe.
Nests that are at risk from natural or human dangers are relocated by trained Beach Monitors.
On average, Local Ocean protects and monitors 50-60 nests per year in Watamu.