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The MPA Outlook Report: Madagascar and Marine Protected Areas

Madagascar has pledged to triple the surface of its MPAs by 2025. It is well on its way to delivering on this pledge with 22 MPAs protecting 14,451 square kilometers of the ocean and 200 locally managed areas that are either legally recognised MPAs or managed by the local communities through legal bylaws. Learn more […]
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WIO MPA Outlook Report: Marine Protected Areas and Kenya

Did you know that 24 coastal communities in Kenya have created informal MPAs to conserve their fisheries and marine resources and secure alternative sources of income?  Kenya is considering declaring 3 additional MPAs in Ras Tenewi and Malindi-Watamu and a Trans-boundary Conservation Area with Tanzania. Want to find out more about some of the remarkable […]
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The WIO MPA Outlook report: French Territories and Marine Protected Areas

Join us at the launch of the Western Indian Ocean MPA Outlook: Towards Achievement of the Global Biodiversity Framework Targets on 16th July 2021. The report outlines the progress made by the governments of the western Indian Ocean towards meeting their commitments of conserving at least 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. In today’s highlight, […]
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The WIO MPA Outlook Report Highlights!

In preparation for the launch of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Marine Protected Areas Outlook report 2021, WIOMSA will support the Nairobi Convention in the release of country-specific factsheets presenting key highlights from the report. WIOMSA is honored to be a part of the MPA Outlook! With the help of WIO nation governments, the Nairobi […]
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WIOMSA and Pwani University sign MoU for Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Planning Courses

Kilifi County, Kenya 21st June 2021 – WIOMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pwani University in Kenya to design and provide courses on Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The goal is to provide a collaborative framework for the parties to design and implement training programmes linked to Sustainable Blue Economy, as well as to […]
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Read the June 2021 Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief

This has been an exciting quarter for WIOMSA and  partners on many fronts. Here is what we are sharing in the June 2021 WIOMSA Newsbrief! We celebrated World Oceans Day with the launch of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Management Network. We participated in the Virtual Early Career Ocean Professionals Day and the […]
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Launch of the WIOMPAN Network

WIOMSA and the Nairobi Convention cordially invite you to the launch of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Management Network (WIOMPAN).  WIOMPAN is a platform where MPA managers, community members, and scientists can collaborate, share cross-project knowledge and learning, and exchange information, experiences and resources to support management of MPAs in the WIO region.  […]
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New MARG I Call for Proposals: Apply Now!

WIOMSA is inviting submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG I) programme. The MARG I programme provides young and upcoming scientists with a reliable and flexible mechanism to turn their ideas into research projects. Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online system. Only those applications submitted via this system […]
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Now open! MASMA Calls for Proposals to Support the Organization of Courses and Publication of Books

WIOMSA through its MASMA programme, is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support the organization of courses and publication of books and manuals. The deadline for submission of proposals is 11 June 2021. Applications should be completed, and support documents uploaded at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/masma-proposals/ Questions for clarification be sent by e-mail to secretary@wiomsa.org.
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Read the March Edition of the WIOMSA Newsbrief!

WIOMSA MAR 2021 Newsbrief V2CThe March 2021 issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is a bumper edition filled with informative news on the recently concluded regional Science to Policy meeting convened by the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA; the results of the vote by WIOMSA Members on the WIOMSA General Assembly and Board Tenure; new projects under […]
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