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State of the Coast report for mainland Tanzania: Transitioning to Blue Economy

This State of the Coast for mainland Tanzania is the fourth in the series that provides an update of the status and trends in the condition and use of mainland […]
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State of the Coast Report for Zanzibar

This publication highlights the economic potential of the coastal and marine environment and, at the same time, points out the growing natural and anthropogenic pressures imposed on the coastal and […]
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Bahari Yetu

Bahari Yetu is a comprehensive introduction to physical marine conditions such as climate, winds, and oceanography and describes various marine living organisms along the East African coast. Published in Swahili, Bahari […]
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Western Indian Ocean Science-Policy Platform Series: Volume 1, Issue 1

We are pleased to announce the release of the first volume of the Western Indian Ocean Science to policy series “Transitioning to a Sustainable Blue Economy in the WIO Region: […]
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Exercises in Marine Biodiversity and Ecology: A Training Manual using the Intertidal Habitats of the WIO region

The manual has been co-authored by Jose Paula (University of Lisbon); Salomao Bandeira (University of Eduardo Mondlane); Daudi Msangameno (University of Dar es Salaam) and Henrique Queiroga (University of Aveiro). Deriving its […]
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Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean region, which targets communities, civil society, national agencies, and practitioners involved in mangrove conservation activities, describe a step-by-step approach […]
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Adapting to Climate Change and Enhancing Resilience – A guide to building adaptive capacity and resilience to the impacts of climate change in coastal urban areas

This climate change adaptation guide offers political and technical leaders practical guidance on why it is necessary to respond to climate change and how to develop associated adaptation plans and […]
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Field Identification Guide to the Living Marine Resources of Kenya

This field guide covers the major resource groups likely to be encountered in the fisheries of Kenya. This includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, sea cucumbers, sharks, batoid fishes, […]
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Indian Ocean Community Conservation Handbook & Comic Series: 2) Marine Habitats

This handbook provides an overview of the major marine ecosystems present in the Western Indian Ocean. The text of this document provides general background information for the conservation field agent […]
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