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Sunday, November 13, 2011

What's the deal with the WIOMSA symposium?

Last week, as you may have read, GVI Kenya attended the 7th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) scientific symposium in Mombasa. It brought together a diverse array of organisations, fields and nations to discuss current and future issues facing the conservation of our marine resources and species, focused on the Western Indian Ocean.

GVI presented 6 posters at the WIOMSA conference detailing the research programme's results

GVI presented 5 posters detailing the research and community development initiatives going on with our different programmes - see previous blogs for full details. We were also able to attend a series of talks and presentations on other research projects both in Kenya and the surrounding countries, discuss potential collaborations and partnerships and take part in 3 workshops developing conservation of sea birds, sea turtles and the incorporation of health and education in local communities.

It was overall a huge success, with a better appreciation of the need for good scientific and integrated research within this region, to promote conservation and resilience of our marine resources.