Community Based Long-Term Monitoring of Buyuni Coral Reef to Enhance its Conservation

Nancy Iraba

Buyuni Reef located on the southern coast of Tanzania harbours diverse coral species that have attracted a number of tourists, recently the Buyuni local community reserved 500 square meters to be protected as a ‘locally managed marine area’ under local management.


However, there is a lack of capacity to monitor coral reefs in the designated area for strengthening their management. This project aims at establishing community based long-term monitoring of Buyuni coral reefs through local capacity building to enable management-decision making and inform local and global management strategies.

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