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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.13: August 2021

This issue is inspired by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Management Network (WIOMPAN). It features marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region; practitioners share their experiences, progress, and future prospects for the region. The recently launched WIO Marine Protected Area Outlook Report 2021 is highlighted, along with updates on progress toward […]
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Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Marine Protected Areas Outlook

The Western Indian Ocean region has declared 143* marine and coastal areas as protected – an area covering 553,163 square kilometers, representing 7 percent of the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the region – according to the WIO MPA outlook publication released by the UN Environment Programme  (UNEP)-Nairobi  Convention  and  the  Western  Indian  Ocean […]
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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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WIOMSA Newsbrief – March 2021

The March 2021 issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is a bumper edition filled with informative news on the recently concluded regional Science to Policy meeting convened by the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA; the results of the vote by WIOMSA Members on the WIOMSA General Assembly and Board Tenure; new projects under WIOMSA’s research programmes; updates […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.12: December 2020

This second special issue of the WIOMSA magazine whose theme is ecosystem restoration captures the excellent and often under-reported work that is going on across the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Being released on the eve of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the two latest issues of the Magazine, produced jointly by WIOMSA […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2020

Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on the timing of the next WIOMSA General Assembly and the term of the WIOMSA Board of Trustees. We share news from the Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme and the Cities and Coasts project, highlights from newly published papers, regional news, […]
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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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WIOMSA Newsbrief – September 2020

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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Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region

For many communities living in the Western Indian Ocean region, rivers are an essential resource for food, employment, and energy. A new publication, Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region, aims to help communities and governments manage these water resources to sustain rivers and the ecosystems, wildlife, and the human livelihoods […]
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