Improving the Conservation Status of Threatened Shark and Ray Species in the South Western Indian Ocean Region

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Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Type Conservation
Location South Western Indian Ocean
Grant Amount $531,519
Duration Two years

This grant will support a WCS project designed to improve the conservation of threatened shark and ray species in Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya through a mix of policy initiatives and field-based conservation in priority sites. WCS will influence national and regional policy initiatives by: 1) developing evidence-based national roadmaps for shark and ray conservation that are based on best available science and achieve wide national ownership in the target countries; and 2) implementing shark and ray fisheries management, monitoring, and conservation measures, and field-based experiences in priority seascapes.