Estuaries: A Lifeline of Ecosystem Services in the Western Indian Ocean

  • Salif Diop
  • Peter Scheren
  • John Ferdinand Machiwa

Part of the Estuaries of the World book series (EOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Peter Scheren, Salif Diop, John Machiwa, Jean-Paul Ducrotoy
    Pages 1-23
  3. Western Indian Ocean Estuaries, a Source of Life… … …

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Cosmas N. Munga, Edward Kimani, Renison K. Ruwa, Ann Vanreusel
      Pages 27-38
    3. Mohamed Omar Said Mohamed, Perrine Mangion, Steve Mwangi, James Gitundu Kairo, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Nico Koedam
      Pages 39-51
    4. Trevor Gareth Jones, Harifidy Rakoto Ratsimba, Aude Carro, Lalao Ravaoarinorotsihoarana, Leah Glass, Marianne Teoh et al.
      Pages 67-85
  4. Meanwhile, the Western Indian Ocean Estuaries Are Under Threat… … …

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-88
    2. Jacob Odhiambo-Ochiewo, Renison K. Ruwa, Melckzedec Osore, Diana Mutiso, Saeed Mwaguni
      Pages 131-139
    3. I. A. Kimirei, M. M. Igulu, M. Semba, B. R. Lugendo
      Pages 209-226
    4. Salomão Bandeira, Henriques Balidy
      Pages 227-237
  5. However, Efforts Underway to Protect Estuaries Are a Source of Hope… … …

  6. Salif Diop, Peter Scheren, John Machiwa
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-322

About this book


This book provides recent environmental, ecological and hydrodynamic information for the major estuaries and the coastal marine systems of the Western Indian Ocean Region. It covers various functions and values of the region’s estuarine ecosystems and their respective habitats, including the land/ocean interactions that define and impact ecosystem services. The Western Indian Ocean region covered by this volume consists of the continental coastal states of Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania and the island states of Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros.


Estuaries Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Estuarine ecosystems Marine ecosystems Ecosystem goods and services Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Salif Diop
    • 1
  • Peter Scheren
    • 2
  • John Ferdinand Machiwa
    • 3
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences and Techniques – Section of Agricultural SciencesUniversite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar,National Sciences and Techniques,Academy of,Senegal,Dakar-FannSenegal
  2. 2.WWF Coastal East Africa InitiativeDares SalaamTanzania
  3. 3.College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries TechnologyUniversity of Dar es SalaamDar es SalaamTanzania

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