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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2021

The WIOMSA Newsbrief contains several interesting stories from WIOMSA and  partners for the October-December quarter. Here’s what is featured in the Newsbrief: the 2021 MASMA and Cities and Coasts Grantees meeting, the Western Indian Ocean Certification of Marine Protected Area Professionals (WIO-COMPAS) Programme holds its first certification renewals; the 10th Conference of Parties of the […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.14: December 2021

The special feature of Issue 14 is a story on Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, managed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which has just received a gold level Blue Park Award; becoming East Africa’s first ever Blue Park! The announcement of the award by the Marine Conservation Institute was done early this morning.  “We are excited to see […]
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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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Local Management of Marine Resources: A Guide for Communities in Kenya and Mainland Tanzania

This guide available in both English and Kiswahili, has been designed to provide guidance to community members and resource users who wish to manage their own natural resources by developing a strategy for local management of their coastal areas and marine resources. It is meant not as a comprehensive step-by-step guide, but rather as an […]
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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in relation to Fisheries Management: Challenges and Experiences from Developing Countries

A seminar was held on 24th-25th October 2006 on board the Norwegian coastal steamer “Trollfjord” while sailing from Trondheim to Bergen. The topic was “Marine Protected Areas (MPA) – a useful tool in fisheries management? Challenges and experiences from developing countries”. The seminar was arranged by the Norwegian Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation and funded […]
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Assessing Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas: A Workbook for the Western Indian Ocean

The Workbook is designed to allow for a dynamic process of MPA management based on the lessons learnt from pilot assessments in eight MPAs in Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles. The method takes into account the management issues faced in the WIO, is cost effective and encourages self-assessment by the managers. This ‘Workbook’ was produced […]
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Assessment of Management Effectiveness in Selected Marine Protected Areas in the Western Indian Ocean

A Workbook for assessing Western Indian Ocean Management Effectiveness in MPAs in the WIO has been developed, based on the workbook and methodology developed for World Heritage sites and using the World Commission on Protected Areas/Monitoring Effectiveness Task Force (WCPA/METF) Framework. This report provides the results of testing the Workbook at eight pilot sites in […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.6: October 2013

The Sixth Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is ‘ Marine Protected Areas and Tourism: Making MPAs Self Sustaining.’
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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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