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Marc de Villiers
We would like to inform you that the review and the notification of the presenters on the status of their abstracts will be completed by 15 July 2015. We would also like to announce that participants can now apply for funding to attend the 9th WIOMSA symposium. Due to the large numbers of abstracts that...
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The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region Secretariat (Nairobi Convention) in close collaboration with the Government of Seychelles, and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), are pleased to announce to you the forthcoming 8th Conference of Parties (COP8) for...
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This latest issue contains the following articles: 1. The WIOMSA Board Meets in South Africa 2. Sida Research Council visits WIOMSA 3. BOOK LAUNCH – “Stories of Africa’s Oceans and Coasts -As told by Africa’s children and youth” 4. WIOMSA Widely Represented at Regional Meetings 5. CSIR and University of Stellenbosch host first CoastGIS Symposium...
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WIOMSA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are delighted to launch the first ever Symposium Video Clip Contest, as part of the activities planned for the Ninth WIOMSA Symposium to be held in the Wild Coast, South Africa from the 26-31 October 2015! The aim is to produce...
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As part of the activities planned for the Ninth WIOMSA Symposium to be held in the Wild Coast, South Africa from the 26-31 October 2015, WIOMSA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are delighted to launch the Symposium Photo Contest. The photos can depict any kind of scene...
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The Seventh Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is “Making a Difference: Restoration of Habitats and Species – Experiences from the WIO Region”. The 7th Issue has been edited by the Guest Editor, Lawrence Sisitka of Rhodes University, South Africa, and features the following articles:...
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The Fourth WIOMSA Honorary and Fellow membership award ceremony will be held during the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in South Africa in October 2015. The awards are given to individuals in recognition of their exemplary/outstanding/distinguished contribution in the development of marine science in the region and/or problem solving and actions geared towards improving management of...
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In a context of increasing degradation of coral reefs in Reunion Island, the National Marine Reserve was established in 2007. Five percent of the reserve represent sanctuary areas, 45% are fishery regulated areas and half (50%) of the reserve allows fishing under the same conditions as outside the reserve. Marine protected areas have been proposed...
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The latest issue of theWIOMSA Magazine, with a theme “Marine Protected Areas and Tourism: Making MPAs self-sustaining” is out! This issue looks at tourism and MPAs from the perspective of MPA Managers themselves. These managers who are on the front lines are discussing about the real-world challenges and successes in balancing conservation and tourism. The Issue...
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WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and upcoming scientists with a reliable and flexible mechanism to turn their ideas into research projects and also offers opportunity for presentation of research results at various regional and international fora.Please note that from this year,...
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