Publications

Technical Discussion Paper on Climate Change and policy implications for the WIO region

Although the African continent contributes less that 4 per cent of total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, it is one of the most vulnerable and least resilient to climate change. Climate change affects major economic sectors
of the African states, and the livelihoods of millions, with huge...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”

The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”, which was held at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava, Mauritius from 21st to 23rd March 2011, was jointly organized by WIOMSA, MOI, UNEP/Nairobi Convention...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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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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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the countries within the Western Indian Ocean region rich in coastal and marine fauna and flora (Richmond 2002). This region constitutes a bio‐geographical area of fairly uniform environmental conditions that is reflected in part by the widespread occurrence of many common...
Author: Dr. Terezya Luoga Huvisa, Minister of State (Environment) 
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of South Africa

South Africa, situated as it is at the southern tip of Africa and the confluence of two oceans, has an extraordinary wealth of biodiversity. This national heritage extends to the marine and coastal environment, with highly speciose marine assemblages and high levels of endemism, including...
Author: Dr Razeena Omar and Dr Niel Malan
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Somalia

Somalia has one of the most extensive coastlines in Africa and one that has been largely undeveloped. The coastal waters are highly productive due to a seasonal upwelling system. In the coastal waters, there are patchily distributed rocky and coral reefs and seagrass beds. Small cetaceans are...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Seychelles

The Seychelles has an advanced programme of marine conservation and identification of marine IBAs. Nature Seychelles is leading on a GEF‐funded project using high‐resolution tools to assess marine protected areas and support biodiversity conservation. As a result, there was a decision to focus...
Author: BirdLife International,United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Mozambique

Mozambique has a long coastline, which encompasses three ecoregions rich in biodiversity, including birds. The coastal biodiversity richness and variability of habitat attract both residents and migratory birds, including marine and intertidal species. In the country 15 Important Bird Areas (...
Author: Dr Alcinda António de Abreu, The Minister,United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Madagascar

The main objective of the national report is to document the status of birds and their habitats in the marine and coastal environment as indicators of marine and coastal ecosystem health.
Specifically, the national report will:  Provide an up to date list of the important...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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STATUS OF BIRDS AND THEIR HABITATS IN THE MARINE AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENT OF KENYA

Kenya has one of the countries with the richest biodiversity in Africa due to its diverse habitats. However, this biodiversity is faced with intense pressure resulting from increasing population pressures, overexploitation and conversion of habitats for other uses such as agriculture,...
Author: Mr. Stephen Katua ,Nairobi Convention Focal Point , Kenya
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