Marine Parks and Reserves Tanzania

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  • The most amazing Crab plovers in the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserves System.

  • The 15 km long Msimbati beach "beach of the beaches" found at Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park

  • A pristine coral garden in Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park.

  • Whale Shark (a giant fish) in Mafia Island Marine Park.

  • A School of fish found in Mafia Island Marine Park

  • Coelacanth (a living fossil fish) in Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park.

Welcome to Marine Parks and Reserves

Message from Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development

Hon. Titus Mlengeya Kamani (MP) Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Development

This is another opportunity to our institution to have the chance to flag Tanzania for her tourism value and making our stakeholders to know Marine Parks and Reserves efforts in the conservation stewardship for coastal and marine resources. Tanzania is endowed with a wide range of natural resources both fauna and flora placed in its terrestrial and aquatic resources base which includes well managed terrestrial and marine national parks and reserves.

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About Marine Parks and Reserves

The Marine Parks and Reserves Unit was established under the Marine Parks and Reserves (MPRU) Act 29 of 1994. The MPRU is Managed by the Board of Trustees whose role among other things is to oversee management of marine parks and reserves operating under auspice of MPRU, formulating policies on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and related facilities, and advise the responsible Minister (currently the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development) on approval, revision and amendment of general management plan of any Marine Parks including other legislative matters pertaining to the conservation and Management of Coastal and Marine resources.

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