Between 2008 and 2013, the nine countries of the western Indian Ocean region, including Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and Tanzania, will work together through the UNDP supported GEF financed Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project.
The map illustrates the eight countries participating in the ASCLME project. Somalia has special status as a country observer. It is hoped that Somalia will become a full member of the project in time.
The Global Environment Facility provides the funding for the ASCLME Project along with co-financing from Country and other international partners.