marine conservation area
This report presents an up-to-date analysis and synthesis of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Eastern African Region covering the States of Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, and Tanzania. The report also reviews the successful approaches to the management of MPAs and Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) projects in Eastern Africa. Strategies for effective management of the MPAs to integrate local community concerns are also presented.
Approaches to planning and managing marine protected areas (MPAs) have evolved considerably since the first edition of this book was published in 1984. The original version arose from the Workshop on Managing Coastal and Marine Protected Areas, held in October 1982 during the World Congress on National Parks in Bali, Indonesia. A second edition was printed in 1989, with minor revisions. This second edition was exhausted several years ago, but demand for the book remained high.