This second special issue of the WIOMSA magazine whose theme is ecosystem restoration captures the excellent and often under-reported work that is going on across the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Being released on the eve of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the two latest issues of the Magazine, produced jointly by WIOMSA and the WIO -SAP Project of the Nairobi Convention, have highlighted the successes, opportunities and challenges for the region and the potential contribution it can make towards the Decade. The stories captured in issue 12 provide a great opportunity for shared learning and will hopefully trigger more enthusiasm, ambition and collaboration in restoration efforts over the course of the next 10 years. Just like the first issue, released in September this year, this issue documents a wide variety of case studies from Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Mozambique, and South Africa. It is amazing to learn how much restoration work has been undertaken in the region and across a diversity of ecosystems.
We hope you enjoy the read!