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Exercises in Marine Biodiversity and Ecology: A Training Manual using the Intertidal Habitats of the WIO region

The manual has been co-authored by Jose Paula (University of Lisbon); Salomao Bandeira (University of Eduardo Mondlane); Daudi Msangameno (University of Dar es Salaam) and Henrique Queiroga (University of Aveiro). Deriving its content from several regional Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme courses on scientific methodologies in marine ecology undertaken by WIOMSA in Mozambique, the manual is […]
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Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management

The WIO mangroves cover about 1 million ha, which is just about 5% of the global mangrove coverage. Almost 90% of these mangroves are found in four countries, namely Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya; with the most expansive mangrove forests in these countries occurring in deltas and estuaries. This book is an outlook of the […]
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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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The Maputo Bay Ecosystem

This book presents the current knowledge about Maputo Bay in Mozambique, the largest coastal embayment in the country and a major feature along the eastern African coastline. Located on the fringe of the tropical Western Indian Ocean, Maputo Bay is a rich natural complex estuarine system forming a vast and heterogeneous environment with a diverse […]
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Sharing Benefits from the Coast – Rights, resources and livelihoods (ON SALE AT JUTA)

Coastal resources such as mining, fisheries, and tourism are vital for communities in developing countries, many of which live in abject poverty. Yet global patterns indicate growing levels of economic inequality between the custodians of these resources and the people who exploit them, as well as an increasing incidence in poverty. Drawing from empirical research […]
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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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Whales and Dolphins – A Field Guide to Marine Mammals of East Africa

This practical guide contains all the information you need to be able to identify whales, dolphins and dugongs in East Africa coastal waters. This guide describes the unique characteristics of 33 different species one may find in these waters. The guide will prove indispensable for whale and dolphin watchers, students in the region and indeed […]
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