Local people’s perceptions of Marine Protected Areas: a case study of Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique.




This study investigated respondents’ perceptions of the Ponta do Ouro – Kosi Bay MPA. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) is part of the now proclaimed Lubombo Trans-frontier Conservation Area (TFCA). An interviewer - administered questionnaire was used to obtain primary data from 35 respondents, all resident in the study area and who are involved in various activities based on the coastal area and its marine resources. The focus of the study was on awareness regarding the establishment, impacts of the MPA, the setting of priorities for the MPA and lastly, respondents’ roles and responsibilities.




Submitted in partial fulfilment of the academic requirements for the degree of Master of Environment and Development, in the Centre for Environment, Agriculture, and Development, School of Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal




- Maputo


- Inglês


- Não aplicável


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Áreas Protegidas;
- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro



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