Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Marine Conservation Programme

The Regional Marine Conservation Program for the sustained and effective governance of the Western Indian Ocean (MARCOP) supports scientific research, policy development, community engagement, and on-the-ground conservation efforts

Marine Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures are well-designed, equitable, created and effectively managed

Marine conservation practitioners are qualified professionals who contribute to sustainable management of marine resources.

Scaling-up action to conserve and sustainably use our ocean and marine ecosystems, which are under severe pressure from human activities, notably over-exploitation of fish and other resources, habitat destruction, pollution and climate change.


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