For the next edition of the WIOMSA Magazine, we are inviting articles on the theme “Restoring damaged WIO Coastal Ecosystems”. Restoration of coastal ecosystems is regarded as a viable nature-based solution in achieving a wide range of global development goals. It is for this reason that 2021–2030 has been proclaimed the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, to support and scale up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration.
Over the years, restoration of critical coastal habitats such as mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs has been undertaken in the WIO region. While some of the restoration initiatives have remained at the experimental level, others have gone beyond that to be implemented at a large scale. In the process, a wealth of lessons from different restoration experiences on success and failure have been learnt and their dissemination will provide a great opportunity for shared learning across the region.
That is why this issue welcomes submissions, both analytical commentaries as well as experiences, that broadly relate to the theme.
The deadline for submission of articles is 12 June 2020. Submit your articles to the Executive Secretary, WIOMSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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