The coastal, marine and island specific biodiversity management of the ESA-IO project, known as the Biodiversity Project, aims to develop and strengthen the national and regional capacities for sustainable participatory management of coastal, marine and island specific biodiversity in the islands states and coastal states of the ESA-IO region.
Its goal is to sustainably manage and exploit the natural assets of the regions to the advantage of its people. The project targets the sustainable management of regional biodiversity resources and ecosystem services. It concerns coastal, marine and island-specific biodiversity in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania; being the coastal and island states of the ESA-IO region.
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) administered project, funded by the European Union (EU) 10th EDF and implemented by the Landell Mills Consortium, has launched a Call for Proposals aimed at non -governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector under certain conditions. Potential applicants are encouraged to look at the website where the guideline for applicants can be downloaded: www.biodiversity-ioc.org