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Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) – A summary for policy makers

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the […]
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Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the […]
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Offshore Fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species

The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project has culminated in 2015 in the production of a comprehensive publication Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species produced by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI). The report provides a valuable benchmark on the current knowledge of offshore fisheries in the […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 14, No 1&2 (2015)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Seasonal fluctuations in photochemical efficiency of Symbiodinium harbored by three reef-building corals that differ in bleaching […]
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WIOMSA Policy Brief:Bridging the gap between science, management and decision-making

Policies guides decision-making of politicians and resource managers. Policies can also become entrenched in legislation. Policy-making often follow a cycle involving bringing an issue to the attention of policy makers (agenda setting), defining the different options to address that issue (formulation, based on data, information and knowledge), implementing actions to achieve goals (implementation); and assessing […]
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Declaration from the WIOMSA Scientific Community to the UNFCCC COP211 -30 October 2015, Port Edward, South Africa

We, a community of 500 coastal and marine scientists working in the Western Indian Ocean, meeting at the 9th biennial Scientific Symposium of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (www.wiomsa.org) make this Declaration to the 21st COP of the UNFCCC and to the global community, to call for decisive action on climate change by […]
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Climate change – The Kenyan coast

The Kenyan Coast is feeling the real effects of climate change and it’s unbelievably a direct threat to livelihoods. Communities are now facing the real danger on the effects of climate change.
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.8: December 2015

The theme for the 8th Issue is “People Power: Role played by non-state actors in management of the coastal and marine environment in the WIO region”. The term ‘Non-state actors’ embraces a huge diversity of institutions but for the purpose of this WIOMSA Magazine Issue, it includes the private sector, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.7: May 2015

The Seventh Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is “Making a Difference: Restoration of Habitats and Species – Experiences from the WIO Region”. The 7th Issue has been edited by the Guest Editor, Lawrence Sisitka of Rhodes University, South Africa, and features the following articles: […]
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Shoreline Change in Tanzania and Kenya: Manual for Assessment and Design of Mitigation Strategies

Shoreline change is an ongoing issue affecting communities, their livelihoods and tourism development in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. A particular concern has been the threat of coastal erosion to tourism infrastructure. Other concerns, arising both from coastal erosion and from efforts to control it, include habitat loss and the degradation of coastal amenities. […]
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