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Science to Policy Forum in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the Project on the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP) is pleased to announce the next Science to Policy Forum for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region which is being organized in partnership with the Western […]
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Consultancy to develop a WIO Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration Guidelines

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the WIOSAP Project is seeking the services of an expert to develop a WIO Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration Guideline as per the full announcement. The deadline for submission of application  is 14 July 2018.
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Proposal for subgenus Holothuria (Microthele) in CITES Appendix II

France has prepared a listing proposal of the subgenus Holothuria (Microthele), included 4 species, in CITES Appendix II. These are: Holothuria fuscogilva, H. fuscopunctata, H. nobilis, H. whitmaei. These species live in between tropics, both in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from the eastern African coast to Polynesia. Download the proposal here.
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Consultancies to support implementation of the WIOSAP Project

The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention have received funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to execute the Project ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP). The Project is intended ‘to reduce impacts from land-based sources and activities and sustainably manage […]
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OTGA/KMFRI TRAINING COURSE: MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

OTGA are pleased to inform you that the period for applications for the Training Course on Marine Spatial Planning, to be held between 10 – 14 September 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya, is open until 11 July 2018. Detailed information on the course overview, Objectives, Target Audience, etc., is available on the IOC link https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/2294 as well as the course flyer. Interested candidates […]
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CALL FOR CONCEPTS – German-African Partners for Ocean Knowledge

The Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is seeking to facilitate partnerships between German and African research institutes, political decision-makers and practitioners with the Initiative ‘MeerWissen – German-African Partners for Ocean Knowledge’. The main objective is to build bridges between German and African marine researchers and African decision-makers, improving the conditions for […]
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Taking care of ocean habitats

Kenyan coral marine biologist Nyawira Muthiga won the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence together with her husband, American marine biologist Timothy McClanahan, in recognition of many years spent advocating community-driven marine conservation in East Africa. Presented by the Banovich Wildlife Escapes Foundation in the US in February, the award comes with a $100,000 cash prize. […]
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TRAINING COURSE IN CORAL AND SPONGE TAXONOMY: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the Biodiversity Programme of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) are organizing a Training Course in Coral and Sponge Taxonomy that will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 5-11 August 2018. The training aims at strengthening capacities of members of the WIO national […]
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REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON ‘MARINE ORGANISMS RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS – ADAPTATION OR EXTINCTION?’: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

WIOMSA and the Lund University of Sweden are organizing a Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects – Adaptation or Extinction?’ that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 8 – 10 October 2018, The workshop will aim at furthering our knowledge and specifically to: Synthesize current knowledge about how marine species in […]
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