Blue Community Program Coastal Sustainability Best Practices

Chumbe Island

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Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) is an award-winning private nature reserve, developed since 1991, for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited island of Sapi Island, which is the last original coral island one. In 1994 the island and its surrounding waters became Joan Island Coral Reef National Park, Tanzania First Ocean Park, a marine protected area, restricted entry, managed by private capital. The island has two historic buildings, a small mosque and a lighthouse, uninhabited. CSICOP's overall goal is to create an economic and ecologically sustainable park management model that supports and protects eco-tourism. Preservation of the coral reef and the ecosystem on the island Environmental awareness raising and training for locals Scientific research and projects Resettlement of rare endangered indigenous species Support of local communities.
For sustainable tourism development of Chumbe Island that there are still many parts to improve. For example, to protect coral reefs and island ecosystems, to raise environmental awareness and to train local people in scientific research and projects, to place rare and endangered wildlife species to support local communities.


Gao, Y. (2017). Chumbe Island . Retrieved from


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