This guide available in both English and Kiswahili, has been designed to provide guidance to community members and resource users who wish to manage their own natural resources by developing a strategy for local management of their coastal areas and marine resources. It is meant not as a comprehensive step-by-step guide, but rather as an introduction to the important ideas and processes involved in establishing local management. The guide provides some links where those interested can find out further information or can request support and practical assistance.
This guide is produced as part of the project “Strengthening East African Marine Protected Areas”, implemented by WIOMSA, the University of Rhode Island, Kenya Wildlife Services, Tanzania’s Marine Parks and Reserves Unit and Blue Ventures. The project was funded by the United States Department of State.