Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Sign up for WIOMSA Membership

State of the Coast Report for Zanzibar

This publication highlights the economic potential of the coastal and marine environment and, at the same time, points out the growing natural and anthropogenic pressures imposed on the coastal and marine environment, as well as the opportunities to avoid them. The production of this important publication was supported by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the...
Read More
WIOMSA and the UN Habitat are pleased to announce the release of two reports assessing the performance of two coastal cities in the Western Indian Ocean: Mombasa, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2019, WIOMSA,  through its Cities and Coast Project, together with the UN-Habitat,  initiated the Global Urban Monitoring Framework  (UMF) project for  Mombasa...
Read More
The Western Indian Ocean region has declared 143* marine and coastal areas as protected – an area covering 553,163 square kilometers, representing 7 percent of the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the region – according to the WIO MPA outlook publication released by the UN Environment Programme  (UNEP)-Nairobi  Convention  and  the  Western  Indian  Ocean...
Read More