Coral reefs attract fish, which is an important source of food supply in Shimoni. Unfortunately the reefs in this area have been damaged due to dynamite fishing and tourists. In collaboration with Boskalis, REEFolution Kenya* and Wageningen University & Research we have shipped 90 MOSES-modules to Shimoni, Kenya to restore the damaged coral reefs in the area. Together with the local community we have successfully installed the artificial reefs in April, 2021. Different ''Corals of Opportunity'' will be placed on the modules to kickstart a healthy reef. PhD student Ewout Knoester will monitor the reefs in order to determine the pace in which the corals are developing.
The REEFolution Kenya project aims to restore and create corals reefs together with the local community in order improve livelihood opportunities in fishery and ecotourism. In addition, the project actively engages in outreach and education activities to raise awareness on marine conservation. The project is based in Shimoni and closely collaborates with Mkwiro village on Wasini Island.