Tanzania

NeDit: Data Linking People

NeDiT: Data Linking People

Eastern African coasts are characterised by intensive use of coastal resources, threatening biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services. Despite various efforts and some successes in marine resource management and biodiversity conservation over the past two decades, the status of biological resources and the rate of ecosystem change often remain unclear, due to limited reliable information. The […]

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Biodiversity of eels Tanzania

BIOEELS-TZ: Assessing the biodiversity of eels

A noticeable lack of knowledge regarding the identification, distribution and other ecological information concerning eels has been observed in East Africa, particularly in Tanzania and neighbouring countries. In Tanzania, eel species have never been the focus of fisheries science, resulting in a general lack of information regarding their biological dynamics and ecological needs. The management

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FIDEA Partnership Project East Africa

FIDEA: Fishing Data East Africa

Artisanal fisheries are crucial for the livelihoods of coastal communities in East Africa, contributing to poverty reduction and economic development in the region. Yet overexploitation and destructive fishing activities continuously harm the coastal and marine ecosystems, and the lack of data hinders an effective and sustainable fisheries management in the region. Fishing Data East Africa

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PAMO: Participatory Modeling for Nature-based Solutions in the WIO-Region

Tropical coastal ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean region are under enormous pressure from increasing resource use, environmental degradation, and global climate change. This impedes their huge potential for mitigating the effects of climate change and their provision of a wide range of economic and non-monetary values to local communities. PAMO provides policymakers with decision

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Somwat: Seagrass Meadows

SOMWAT: Mitigating Watershed Pollution by Coastal Seagrass Meadows

Coastal habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral and sponge reefs, and mussel banks provide numerous livelihood benefits for local populations. Their ability to act as filters that improve coastal water quality is often underappreciated but represents an important ecosystem service that affects “blue” economic developments. In this context, SOMWAT especially looks at the socio-ecological role

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Biodiversity of eels Tanzania

Advancing the assessment of the biodiversity of eels in Tanzania

Assessing the biodiversity of eels and supporting sustainable fisheries and habitat protection: These are two of the goals of our partnership project BIOEELS in Tanzania. In the past few months, the project has achieved some remarkable progress, despite a bumpy start due to the COVID19-pandemic. At Pangani and Rufiji rivers, BIOEELS mapped the existing eel habitats. In

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NeDiT Workshop

NeDiT: Marine Biodiversity Data Digitization and Publication Workshop

The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in collaboration with the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) organized a two-day workshop on Marine Biodiversity Data Digitization and Publication on 04th and 05th June 2020.  To facilitate an updating of the Tanzania marine biodiversity data, the IMS and ZMT jointly executed a workshop as a part of the institutional capacity

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Webinar Fidea

MeerWissen Webinar: Fishing Data East Africa

The Fishing Data East Africa (FiDEA) project was introduced on January 15 as part of a series featuring each of the 12 MeerWissen projects to provide insights into project activities, share lessons learned and discuss possible synergies. Please find a recording of the FiDEA webinar in this article to watch the presentation and discussion, or download the PowerPoint slides.  

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