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WWF Strategy for Marine and Coastal Conservation in the Africa & Madagascar Region 1995-2005
Gawler, M. (1996). WWF Strategy for Marine and Coastal Conservation in the Africa & Madagascar Region 1995-2005. WWF: Gland. 53 pp.

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    Conservation; Africa [Marine Regions]; ISW, Madagascar Current; Marine

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  • Gawler, M.

    Executive summary: the purpose of this strategy is to maximize the effectiveness of WWF’s investment, by focusing on critical ecosystems, important species, and strategic methods, and by exploring ways in which WWF’s work can have a multiplier effect by catalyzing the investments, policies and actions of others. The ultimate goal is to stop or reverse the degradation of biological processes and the loss of biodiversity in key marine and coastal areas in the Africa and Madagascar region. The purpose of the program is to conserve selected critical marine and coastal areas and species, and maintain their productivity in a way that sustains local livelihoods and national economics in the long term. In the background to this strategy (Annex III), ecological processes and biodiversity, and the concerns specific to each subregion are analyzed and discussed in regard to priorities and threats. The key countries for this strategy will be (in order of priority): Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Gabon, Mauritania, Kenya, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and – developments permitting – Seychelles, Eritrea and Nigeria.

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