Publications

Regional Assessment of Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Marine litter/ solid waste is becoming a significant contributor to marine pollution in the West Indian Ocean; many types of marine litter persist for hundreds of years, and volumes are accumulating; synthetic/ plastic litter particularly damages ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and...
Author: Sue Lane (Lwandle Technologies Pty Ltd)
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Report of the Fifth 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 stakeholders workshop of non-governmental organizations and academic and research institutions was held during the morning of 5 November 2007. It was attended by representatives of Governments, United Nations specialized agencies and other international organizations, regional...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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National Status Report for Comoros

Dans le souci d’assurer la protection de leurs ressources marines et côtières et, respectueux de leurs engagements individuels vis-à-vis de la communauté internationale, en matière d’environnement, les Gouvernements de la région de l’Ouest de l’Océan Indien (Comores, Kenya, Madagascar,...
Author: MINISTERE DE L’AGRICULTURE DE LA PECHE ET DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT, DIRECTION NATIONALE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES FORETS, CONVENTION DE NAIROBI
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National Status Report for Kenya

This inaugural State of the Coast Report describes the status of Kenya’s coastal and marine environment, demographic and resource-use trends, current impacts and threats to sustainability, and management measures to mitigate and prevent continued resource overexploitation and environmental...
Author: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya
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National Status Report for Madagascar

La culture du riz se trouve partout dans la zone côtière, mais elle est variable d’une zone à l’autre. La côte Ouest et Sud de Madagascar, caractérisées par la faiblesse des précipitations annuelles , sont le domaine de la culture sèche comme le manioc, le maïs . La province de Tuléar ne fournit...
Author: Association Nationale pour la Gestion des Aires Protégées
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National Status Report for Mauritius

This report gives an overview of the state of the coastal and marine environment in Mauritius. This review was carried out in the context of the 5th Conference of parties for the Nairobi convention scheduled for November 2007 in South Africa. Mauritius has an extremely rich coastal zone...
Author: MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT , NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT, NAIROBI CONVENTION
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National Status Report for Mozambique

Moçambique tem uma linha de costa com cerca de 2.800 km de comprimento. Ocorrem várias dezenas de ilhas, cabos, baías e estuários ao longo do ambiente marinho e costeiro. O ambiente costeiro de Moçambique é geralmente subdivido em três grandes regiões distintas: costa de coral (800 km), costa de...
Author: MINISTÉRIO PARA A COORDENAÇÃO DA ACÇÃO AMBIENTAL
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A Regional Overview & Assessment of Marine Litter Related Activities in the West Indian Ocean Region

The study aims to collate existing information about marine litter in the Region and use it to determine whether or not there is a need to be concerned, and to recommend a way forward. This report is a first regional assessment. It gives an integrated synthesis of information and data presented...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Nairobi Convention Secretariat, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Organisation (WIOMSA) and UNEP Global Programme of Action (UNEP/GPA)
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