KENYA-TANZANIA MARINE TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION AREA (TBCA)
The Transboundary Conservation Area (TBCA) between the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania mainstreams ecosystem management objectives and priorities into productive sector practices and policies. The initiative aims at strengthening capacity for restoring ecosystem health and piloting ecosystem-oriented approaches into spatial planning, water management, agriculture, forest, fisheries and protected area management. The establishment of the TBCA will mitigate several threats in the area (in addition to those posed by climate change) such as declining fisheries, destruction of marine and coastal habitats, deforestation, coastal flooding and salt water intrusion, sedimentation, pollution and the alteration of freshwater flows, insecurity and political apathy towards conservation issues.
Various regional to local efforts have been undertaken by the UNEP Nairobi Convention, WIOMSA, and other institutions to describe, understand and address transboundary issues in coastal and marine areas in Eastern Africa.
Working closely with the KWS, MPRU and other partners, WIOMSA is supporting the following activities to support the development and establishment of the Kenya-Tanzania marine Transboundary Conservation Area (TBCA)
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