Publications

Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans across a large latitudinal range, from the Somalia region, influenced by the strong monsoon regime of the northern Indian Ocean,to the southern temperate regime of the tip of
South Africa, where the Agulhas current diverges from the northward...
Author: Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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Mauritius: National ecosystem assessment report on birds and habitats

Nine Marine Important Bird Areas (Marine IBAs) have been identified for the Republic of Mauritius. These are based on terrestrial IBAs previously established by BirdLife International and extending these to the sea to establish the connectivity of land and sea (Black River Gorges National Park...
Author: Mr Rajiv Beedassy ,Ms Henna Coumari Ramdour
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First International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean region

Mangrove forests provide an array of ecosystem goods and services which support the livelihoods of millions of people in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)region. However, thedecline of these spatially limited ecosystems due to multiple global and local pressures is increasing, and...
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Regional State of Coast Report-Summary for Policy Makers


Author: Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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United Republic of Tanzania: Country report on policy, legislation and institutional analysis and recommendations for ratification and implementation of the LBSA protocol


Author: MANCHARE HECHE SUGUTA
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Final report- The fifth workshop held 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 Socioeconomic Aspects

The Head of the Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention called the meeting to order at 9.30 am and welcomed the participants to the workshop. In his opening remarks he acknowledged the presence of experts from the region, and financial support provided by UNEP. He also thanked UN/OLA/DOALOS for...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs
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Status of Birds in the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Nairobi Convetion Area: Regional Synthesis Report

Birds are a vital part of the world’s biodiversity and occur in almost all habitats worldwide. This means that they can be good indicators of the state of the habitats and ecosystems they occur in. Coastal bird diversity is high in the Western Indian Ocean, partly due to the high numbers of...
Author: Christina Moseley, Ademola Ajagbe and Jared Bosire
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Regional Report on the Status and Approaches for application of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

This report analyses Environmental Assessment (EA) policy, regulatory, legislative and institutional frameworks and practice in Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries, most of
which are Party to the Nairobi Convention. These countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa,...
Author: Dr. Peter Tarr (Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment)
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Towards a Protocol for Long-Term Monitoring of Marine Environmental Quality in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

A rapidly increasing coastal population combined with a lack of effective resource management strategies is placing pressure on the marine and coastal environment in countries of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)
region. The African Process, the Global Programme of Action for the Protection...
Author: S.P. Weerts, S. Taljaard, B.K. Newman
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Report of the Seventh meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region

The seventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean was held in Mozambique from 10 - 14 December 2012, in Maputo, Mozambique. The COP7 was organized by UNEP as the Secretariat for...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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