Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Assessment of Management Effectiveness in Selected Marine Protected Areas in the Western Indian Ocean

Assessment of Management Effectiveness in Selected Marine Protected Areas in the Western Indian Ocean

A Workbook for assessing Western Indian Ocean Management Effectiveness in MPAs in the WIO has been developed, based on the workbook and methodology developed for World Heritage sites and using the World Commission on Protected Areas/Monitoring Effectiveness Task Force (WCPA/METF) Framework. This report provides the results of testing the Workbook at eight pilot sites in three countries: Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania and Seychelles.

The project was carried out under the oversight of the Eastern African Group of Experts on Marine Protected Areas (GEMPA-EA) and is closely linked to the WCPAMarine/WWF global initiative on Marine Protected Areas (MPA) management effectiveness. It was facilitated and co-ordinated by the IUCN astern Africa Regional Programme (EARP) as one component of the NORAD funded WIO Marine Biodiversity Conservation Project, as a contribution to the implementation of the Nairobi Convention work programme, and to the activities carried out under the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN).

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