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Course Manual – The First International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea, that offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. They are vital for food security and protection […]
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Course Report – Advanced course on Scientific Tools for Coastal Biodiversity Assessments. 2-14 December 2014

The central course objective is to provide trainees a better knowledge for scientific research planning and delivery of standard quality scientific results in coastal biodiversity assessments. Course specific objectives The […]
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Course Report – Capacity Building on Payment for Ecosystem Services and Climate Compatible Development in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Report of the Capacity Building Training Workshop. 25 – 30 November 2013

The East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) in partnership with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) of the University […]
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Course Report – Communicating The Findings Of Research To Policy Makers In The Western Indian Ocean Region. 04 – 08 April 2016

It is expected that the training course will facilitate adaptive governance of marine resources which include among others, the development of policies based on well proven scientific results. This can […]
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Course report – First International training course for the Western Indian Ocean Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems. 2nd – 9th December, 2013

This International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean premiered in the region after several successful past trainings held annually in India since 2004, organized by the […]
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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 […]
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Dolphin Tourism in East Africa. WIOMSA Book No 7

The MASMA sustainable dolphin tourism project was a collaborative research effort conducted between 2003 and 2006 with participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Sweden and Zanzibar. The objectives were to build […]
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Eastern Africa Atlas of Coastal Resources: Tanzania

This Atlas of marine and coastal resources in Tanzania is designed to raise the awareness and understanding of non-specialists, particularly decision makers, resource managers, students, and the general populace, on […]
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Economic consequences of unmanaged plastics and economic opportunities in the Western Indian Ocean: steps toward action plans

This paper is the second of the three interrelated studies focusing on environment, human health, and economics. More specifically, it aims to review and evaluate: (i) The economic consequences of […]
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