Annual Impact Report: Kisawa Sanctuary and BCSS

In our 2023 Impact Report, we celebrate a year of achievements in sustainability and community engagement. Founded on the ethos of purpose-driven hospitality, Kisawa Sanctuary and BCSS embody a pioneering spirit, weaving together environmental stewardship, scientific research, and social responsibility. Central to our values is the symbiotic relationship between Kisawa and BCSS, where marine research intertwines with hospitality to create a unique model of conservation. 

Infographics by: Kisawa Sanctuary

Through innovative initiatives like the Resort-to-Research (R-2-R) program, every guest contributes directly to marine science, fostering a new paradigm of nature-positive hospitality. Our commitment to transparency is exemplified through openly shared data platforms and strategic partnerships with leading research institutions, driving impactful research in marine science.

Images by: BCSS & Kisawa Sanctuary/Orlando Miranda + Salvador Colvee

In 2023, our efforts resulted in significant milestones, from the 3D mapping of coral reefs to the establishment of sustainable supply chains. Beyond conservation, our impact extends to the empowerment of local communities through education, healthcare, and cultural enrichment. As we chart our course into 2024, Kisawa and BCSS remain steadfast in our mission to redefine hospitality through sustainability, innovation, and collaboration. Join us in shaping a future where hospitality and conservation converge for the betterment of our planet and its people. 

For questions about this article, please contact:
Mario Lebrato, Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies
Host of the first permanent Ocean Observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa, the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) was established in 2017 as in independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to protect and support the fragile ecosystems of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. The research station is located on Benguerra Island, off the coast of Mozambique.

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