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Transboundary coastal processes and human resource utilisation patterns as a basis for a conservation area initiative


Kenya and Tanzania strive at a Transboundary Conservation Area, along a coastal range of approx. 100km, incorporating high conservation value subareas, comprising many types of coastal ecosystems: coastal forests, mangroves, seagrass beds, each home to resident and migratory biota, many of conservation priority. Local communities livelihoods rely on and impact these systems. This project generates data on transboundary ecological and resource use connectivity and dependence, while building scientific capacity in both countries.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/04/2016 - 30/04/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Nico Koedam
Local promoter James Kairo
Local partner institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
visit www.vub.ac.be
Local partner institution Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
visit http://www.kmfri.co.ke/
Other local partners University of Dar es Salaam
visit udsm.ac.tz
Budget € 299.361