Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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WIOMSA Newsbrief – September and December 2018 – Volume 23, No.3&4

We are pleased to present the September – December 2018 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles including: Network of women scientists elects new leaders WIOMSA is putting the sci into science once again 39th WIOMSA Board of Trustees meeting in Seychelles New publications New Country Coordinators Science to Policy Platform takes off at COP 9 WIOMSA participates in the first GMES & Africa Forum Progress […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.3: December 2009

The Third Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is ‘ After Copenhagen, what is next, Volunteers track Humpback Whales’ and many more articles.
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.2: June 2009

This is a second issue of the WIOMSA Magazine contains very interesting articles covering different topics such as; Meet the junior ecoguards; Dynamite fishing out of hand; Piracy, poverty and power; Snap shot from the Seychelles MPAs; and many more articles
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.1: October 2007

The First Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! It has many interesting articles such as; Protection, Management and Development of the Coastal and Marine Environment in the Western Indian Ocean Region: The WIO-LaB Project Economic Development and the Environment Go Hand in Hand Trading the environment in the Marketplace Fish […]
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Sharks and Rays – A Field Guide to Common Elasmobranchs of East Africa

Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are among the most fascinating but also the most unknown and misunderstood animals of our oceans. With nearly 200 species recorded, the East African region is a major hotspot for sharks and rays in the world. However, very little is known about their status, distribution, and taxonomy, whereas a large number […]
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Poissons de l’ocean Indien et de la mer Rouge. Second Edition (ON SALE AT AMAZON)

Ce guide, illustré de plus de 1 800 photographies sous-marines, présente près de 1 200 espèces de poissons rencontrées en plongée sous-marine dans l’océan Indien et en mer Rouge, entre la surface et 60 m de profondeur.Ouvrage de référence pour les passionnés du monde sous-marin, et plus particulièrement pour les plongeurs, il intéressera aussi un […]
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Adapting to a Changing Environment; Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change (ON SALE AT OUP)

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many people, especially the world’s poor. Using a focal lens of coral reef fisheries, upon which millions of people depend on for their […]
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A Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands

A Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands Third Edition – is completely revised. Packed with 1,650 species of plants and animals from all coastal habitats, 155 pages of stunning watercolour illustrations and hundreds of detailed line drawings, this riveting guide is an invaluable source of information for […]
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Building Capacity for Applying Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Climate Compatible Development (CCD) in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Healthy and well-functioning ecosystems provide services that are fundamental to the human wellbeing. Valuable ecosystem functions and characteristics, such as providing clean air, pure water, rich soil, and healthy biological activity are embedded in virtually every product we buy, but their contributions are often neglected and unvalued. Ecosystems also provide a host of benefits that […]
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Promoting Collaborative Management of small-scale fisheries in the tropics

Some 200 million people depend on fisheries for some part of their livelihoods. An overwhelmingly proportion of these are in developing countries, where the capacity of national governments to effectively manage fisheries is challenged by insufficient human and financial capital. This frequently leads to weak governance. These governance constraints can often lead to overfishing, and […]
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