The Convention

The Convention offers a regional legal framework and coordinates the efforts of the member states  to plan and develop programmes that strengthen their capacity to protect,...

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Protection, Management and Development of Marine and Coastal and Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Nairobi Convention provides a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions in the Eastern and Southern African region that enables the...

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In the news

Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (12 January 2018)

Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning Initiative: Gazetting Phase 1
MSP Phase 1 outputs include identifying new marine protection areas for the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone, a zoning design, allowable activities, and...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (8 January 2018)

New Study Identifies Thermometer for the Past Global Ocean
Determining changes in the average temperature of the entire world’s ocean has proven to be a nearly impossible task due to the distribution of different water...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (28 December 2017)

Weekly Fish Consumption May Help Reduce Sleep Problems, Improve Cognitive Performance in Children
According to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (21 December 2017)

NEW: 2017 Status Report on Western Indian Ocean Coral Reefs
Steep declines in coral reef health resulted from major coral bleaching in 1998 (25% loss) and 2016 (10% loss). This is the main finding from the latest Global...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (1st December 2017)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins
With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin,...
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Publications

Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention


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A Western Indian Ocean Approach for Incorporating Marine Spatial Planning in the Blue Economy


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Report of the first workshop under the auspices of the United Nations in support of the regular process for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) regi


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Regional Strategy for Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Coastal and Marine Areas of the WIO Region: Summary for Policymakers


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Oil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean region


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Upcoming Events/Meetings

Agenda 2030

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