Welcome to Eyes on the Horizon
Effective conservation requires both knowledge and action. Since 2008 Eyes on the Horizon has focused on community-based conservation, where coastal residents become active participants in identifying problems and finding solutions. We provide a link between communities, businesses and local and national government, acting as a central hub of information to assess the scope of problems and advise on education, science, intervention, or enforcement efforts.
How we work
- We have a reporting network of concerned people and businesses that can regularly report illegal or unsustainable activities. This provides people the opportunity to help conserve their own ‘backyard’, and allows us to collate reports on a nationwide basis.
- With this network we can provide scientific information necessary for us to provide advice to government and international conservation organisations (such as the IUCN) on fisheries and conservation issues within the country.
- We work with stakeholders, ranging from fishers to lodge owners, tourists to government ministers, to ensure that all are aware of coastal issues and their potential solutions
- Information on illegal activities, such as turtle poaching or foreign vessels fishing inshore, is forwarded on to relevant government authorities so that proper enforcement may ensue
- We also conduct our own coastal patrols and intelligence-gathering efforts to provide law enforcement bodies with the information they require