Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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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 (www.wiomsa.org) make this Declaration to the 21st COP of the UNFCCC and to the global community, to call for decisive action on climate change by […]
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Climate change – The Kenyan coast

The Kenyan Coast is feeling the real effects of climate change and it’s unbelievably a direct threat to livelihoods. Communities are now facing the real danger on the effects of climate change.
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Preparing For Climate Change: A Climate Development Future For Coastal Kenya

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) refers to an integrated development strategy that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. In the words of the originators of the term it is “development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future” (Mitchell […]
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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 of Dar es Salaam with generous financial support from WIOMSA organized a training workshop that aimed at building capacity of coastal and marine resources managers, […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.4: June 2010

This is a Fourth issue of the WIOMSA Magazine. The Issue contains very interesting articles covering different interesting topics such as; Buying time for corals; Coral reef crisis; Marine Protected Areas and climate change; and many more articles
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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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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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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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Preparing for Climate Change – A Climate Development Future for Coastal Kenya

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) refers to an integrated development strategy that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. In the words of the originators of the term it is “development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future” (Mitchell […]
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Preparing for climate change in the western Indian Ocean – Identifying climate refugia, biodiversity responses, and preferred management. WIOMSA Book Series No 12

The research presented in this report develops a synoptic view of the biodiversity and resilience of coral reefs to climate change in the western Indian Ocean. Studying reefs over a gradient of environmental variability, we tested for differences in the acclimatization and adaptation response of corals to climatic fluctuations and changes expected with global warming. […]
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