Securing Coastal Livelihoods

Development co-operation for Marine Research in East and West Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Marine research: East and West Africa urged to learn from each other

West Africa has comparably well-developed activities for MPAs and fisheries, whilst East Africa has a longer history of research capacity building and integrated coastal management projects. There is therefore much scope for exchange and cooperation between the two regions according to a new IUCN report. …  

27 Nov 2007 | News story

Economic Valuation workshop participants,Cape Town

IUCN host workshop on Economic Valuation of LMEs at GEF International Waters Conference

Economic Valuation (EV) is a practical tool that can be used within a business approach to ecosystem management. It can be applied in a multitude of different ways but is commonly used to assess potential benefits and costs, and to identify potential stakeholders and threats. At the end of July 2007, IUCN offered participants at the GEF Fourth Biennial International Waters Conference the chance to attend a workshop to learn more about this tool applied in the context of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Participants at the workshop on developing cooperation efforts for marine reserch

IUCN works with Sida to foster information exchange on Marine Science across East and West Africa

Capacity building efforts for research should reflect the same kind of cumulative and learning process as science itself. This was one of the findings of a workshop co-organised in May 2007 by IUCN, Sida, PRCM, FIBA, Swedish Water House and hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Practioners from several sub-saharan Africa countries were joined by marine scientists from Europe to take stock of experiences and identify key factors for success, with the aim of further enhancing development co-operation efforts for marine research, at national, regional and local levels in East and West Africa.
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28 Aug 2007 | News story

Invasive anemone.

Invasive species one of most dangerous threats to our islands, says President of Palau

A world-renowned lake in Palau, an island nation 800km east of the Philippines, is currently being invaded by a prolific species of anemone. It is taking over more than half of Jellyfish Lake, a tourist attraction that lures thousands of visitors to Palau each month. …  

26 Jul 2007 | News story

Livelihoods workshop in Tamil Nadu,India

Boosting alternative livelihood creation in Asia

While many programmes and projects dealing with natural resource management in the South Asia region have included alternative livelihood components, these have often been poorly conceived and ineffective in their implementation. To address the lack of institutional capacity within the region to systematically approach
alternative livelihood creation in a participatory and poverty-focused way, IUCN and Integrated Marine Management Ltd (IMM) organised the first of three workshops from January 27 to February 3 in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India. …  

03 May 2007 | News story

Acropora coral.

South Asia experts compare notes on reef resilience research

The South Asia Reef Resilience Workshop, held in Bentota, Sri Lanka, 15-18 January 2007, brought together coral reef scientists, managers and policy makers from five countries in South Asia and around the Bay of Bengal: Indonesia, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide insight into the state of coral reef resilience research and management adaptations internationally, identify and discuss regional needs and priorities, as well as to promote learning and exchange of information. …  

25 Jan 2007 | News story

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