Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Protecting the estuaries of the WIO region

School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Indian Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Estuaries are important habitats that support existence of ocean life.

They are sometimes referred to as “a cradle of the sea” due to their role as nurseries to various ocean animals. They are amongst the most fragile of marine habitats due to their dependence on salt-freshwater balance because any imbalances significantly affect thebiodiversity and their ecosystems services.

During the Ocean Decade, the School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology and partners aim to study the extent to which estuaries of the West Indian Ocean (WIO) region have been affected by anthropogenic activities and climate change with a view to coming up with feasible recommendation to protecting them.

Start Date: 01/01/2021

End Date: 31/12/2030

This project is hosted by the programme Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) Programme.


Dr. Blandina Lugendo:;