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A Schoolteacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in the Western Indian Ocean region_First Edition

The main objective of this book is to provide teachers of primary and secondary schools in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region with a basic textbook that will allow them […]
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All about turtles. An education and awareness manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide information, procedures and guidance for sea turtle conservation activities in Kenya. Awareness and education activities described in the manual should be carried […]
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Yote Kuhusu Kasa. Mwongozo wa elimu na uhamasisho

Kusudi la mwongozo huu ni kutoa habari , taratibu na mwongozo wa shughuli za kuhifadhi kasa wa bahari nchini Kenya. Shughuli za uhamasisho na elimu zinazoelezwa katika mwongozo huu lazima […]
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Producing Half-Pearls (Mabe)

This manual provides an overview of low-cost and environmental-friendly half-pearl production for coastal communities. The manual provides practical guidance on how to select suitable farm sites; obtain adequate pearl oysters; […]
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Mkuranga Governance Baseline

Mkuranga district is one of the six districts that form the Pwani Region. It was established in 1995, when the eastern part and coastal area of the Kisarawe district was […]
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Menai Bay Governance Baseline

Menai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA) is situated in the southwest of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, and covers an area of 467 km簡 including 6 islets, with […]
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Bagamoyo Governance Baseline

Once a center for the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo literally means, “lay your heart” (Bwaga = lay and Moyo = heart in Swahili). The name came from the despair […]
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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. […]
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Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities – A Review of experience and guide to best practice

This document will help the reader understand the complexity of coastal livelihoods. It focuses on the emergence of alternative livelihoods (also known as alternative income generating activities – AIGs), examining […]
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Support to Non-State Actors Through Calls for Proposals

From 2006 to 2011, the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) implemented the Regional Programme for the Sustainable Management of Coastal Zone Resources (ReCoMaP) with the financial backing of the European Union. […]
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