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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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Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region

The purpose of preparing this Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the WIO Region is to provide the information that will help ensure successful mangrove restoration projects within the WIO region. The aims are to provide step-by-step procedures to restore mangrove on areas impacted by both human and natural stressors. The objectives are to: i […]
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Guidelines for Seagrass Ecosystem Restoration in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Although governments acknowledge the importance of seagrass, restoration efforts have not kept pace with increasing degradation of this vital habitat. The new Guidelines on Seagrass Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region outline how to design a successful seagrass restoration project, using best practices, protocols, and case studies from the region and globe so that practitioners […]
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