We help protect the marine environment, threatened species, marine protected areas and marine-based livelihoods from harmful activities by commenting on policy and legislation, participating in licensing processes and calling for better protection and enforcement.
In 2019 we assisted Our Children’s Earth and others in objecting to Sasol Petroleum Mozambique Exploration Limitada’s (“Sasol”) offshore seismic acquisition and drilling project in close proximity to the Bazaruto Archipelago protected area. We were successful in preventing exploration drilling from taking place in a pristine marine environment that sustains local fisheries and tourism and is home to an important breeding population of dugong.
In 2019 Kirsten assisted WILDOCEANS in appealing the decision of the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to set aside the decision of the Department of Mineral Resources to grant an environmental authorisation to ENI South Africa BV & Sasol Africa Limited for the exploration of oil and gas off the East Coast of South Africa.
We run workshops on marine protection and marine protected areas which have been well received in the past as they provide the participants with an understanding of the law and the knowledge required to exercise their rights.