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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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Progress towards Conservation Science for Marine Protected Areas in Kenya: an Annotated Bibliography. Book Series No. 4

Effective management of protected areas requires feedback of information throughout the entire management cycle. However, partly due to the lack of scientific knowledge to guide the various stages in the management process, the goals and objectives of protected areas are not always achieved. This Annotated Bibliography will serve as an important source of knowledge for […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2010 – Volume 15, No 4

We are pleased to present the December, 2010 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles: Twenty Four MPA practitioners undergo an intensive training course, 21 Projects represented at the 9th MASMA Grantees Meeting, KMFRI Hosts Colorful National Aquatic Research Conference and many more articles
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Managing Marine Protected Areas – A TOOLKIT for the Western Indian Ocean

The Toolkit aims to act as a first point of call in the search for information on issues that MPA managers and practitioners face in day-to-day operations. This first Edition of the Toolkit contains 78 theme sheets, most of which include a case study to help illustrate each topic. The Toolkit is arranged in two […]
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