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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2019

2019 was a year of remarkable progress and impact for WIOMSA. The 2019 Annual report captures how WIOMSA has worked mindfully and effectively to take advantage of the opportunities presented to work at the intersection of science, management, policy and society in the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region. The various […]
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The September Newsbrief is out

Are you up to date with the latest happenings at WIOMSA and the region? Take a look at the latest edition of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which is full of great and exciting content! Read  how WIOMSA projects are responding to COVID- 19, the launch of the WIOMSA Presidential Award, highlights from recently published papers, upcoming […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.11: September 2020

WIOMSA and the Nairobi Convention have jointly produced two issues of the WIOMSA Magazine focusing on restoring damaged coastal ecosystems. The publication of this issue of the Magazine in 2020 is quite timely, coinciding with the start of the decade of ecosystem for which the United Nations has unequivocally reaffirmed that “restoring damaged ecosystems is […]
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Regional Overview of Physical Alteration and Destruction of Habitats (PADH) in the Western Indian Ocean region

This regional overview report presents an assessment of: the importance of the three main priority areas for action (Coastal tourism; mangroves mining/sediment movement; ports and land reclamation and damming of rivers) on the social and economic well-being of the countries of the region; national legislation (laws, regulations, decrees, standards, etc.) relevant to the three main […]
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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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Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean region, which targets communities, civil society, national agencies, and practitioners involved in mangrove conservation activities, describe a step-by-step approach to ecological mangrove restoration in order to realize success. The Guidelines provides background information on the mangrove forests and their attributes, as well as the […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – June 2020

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on MASMA, MARG and the Cities and Coast Project, six newly published papers, regional news, new publications and the naming of a new genus of sea-cucumber- Chantalia conandae- in honour of the former WIOMSA board member and Honorary Member of WIOMSA Prof. Emeritus Chantal Conand. We hope you […]
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Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Quick Guide

This document seeks to provide a brief guide for enhanced policy impact to researchers working in the area of ocean governance. The document is based on the report, Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Background Document and Guidelines on Effective Science-to-Policy Interaction. This report was commissioned by WIOMSA as part of the […]
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