Magnus Ngoile, Ph.D.
Magnus Ngoile has extensive experience in fisheries science, marine ecology and population biology. He specializes in national and regional processes related to the establishment of integrated coastal management. In 1989, he launched a national effort in his native Tanzania to establish marine parks and reserves to conserve ocean biodiversity and encourage stakeholder participation in the sustainable use of marine resources. The initiative culminated in the enactment of national legislation for marine protected areas in 1994. He was director of the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for 10 years where he enhanced curriculum and advocated for policy based on sound science. Internationally, Ngoile has actively fostered networks and partnerships that facilitate improved coastal management initiatives through his position as coordinator of IUCN’s Global Marine and Coastal Program, where he worked for three years until his appointment as director general of Tanzania’s National Environmental Management Council.