Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association


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Guidelines for the environmental assessment of coastal tourism

An environmental assessment manual to assist Government agencies, tourism developers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community organisations.
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Local and community Integrated Coastal Zone Management – Experiences from Eastern Africa March, 1998

The Regional Workshop on Experiences in Local and Community Intergrated Coastal Zone Management: Lessons to date organized by SEACAM and WIOMSA and held in Zanzibar, 4-7 March, 1998 is therefore timely and necessary. This workshop which brought together ICZM practitioners has to be considered as a process providing the link between policy makers and stakeholders. […]
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People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In 1988, a strategic decision was taken by the Institute of Marine Science (IMS),  of the University of Dar es Salaam, to select Chwaka Bay as the priority site for the Institute’s research activities. This decision meant that the limited resources available were to be directed towards supporting research conducted in the Bay rather than […]
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The Relationship Between Community-Based Organisations and the Effective Management of Coastal and Marine Resources in the WIO Region

This study examines the relationship between Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and marine and coastal resource management in the Western Indian Ocean Region. It explores what roles CBOs play in relation to natural resource utilisation and whether they have an ability to act effectively as community managers of these resources. The research focuses on CBOs in the […]
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Achieving MPA Management Effectiveness Through Competence-based Professional Development

This brief aims to engage Directors of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in East Africa in ensuring their staff have the right skills, right level of competence in those skills, and the knowhow to apply these skills to more effectively manage MPAs. This requires recognized standards in key competency areas against which staff capacity should be […]
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