The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Protection of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-Based Sources and Activities

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is recognized globally for its unique biological richness, natural beauty and high ecological and socio-economic value. The WIO region’s coastal habitats, which include coastal forests, sand dunes, beaches, rocky shores, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs,...
Author: Prof. Rudy Van Der Elst, Prof. George Khroda, Prof. Mwakio Tole, Prof. Jan Glazewski and Ms. Amanda Younge-Hayes
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Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of Pollution in the WIO Region.

One of the key activities of the WIO-LaB project has been the execution of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) focused on land-based activities in the WIO region. This Regional...
Author: Steven P. Weerts and Ms. Susan Taljaard (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa), Dr. Sixtus Kayombo (Ministry of Water - Water Resources Institute, Tanzania) and Mr. Gijs W. Wilbers (Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
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Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine, and is the only extant species in the Family Dugongidae. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction at a global scale by The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The dugong has a large range that spans some 37 countries...
Author: Helene M Arush
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