Publications

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

In October 2010, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), with financial support from the Swedsh International Devleopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA), contracted with International Resources Group (IRG) in Washington, DC to prepare a draft regional strategy for addressing...
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
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Status report of the Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Mechanism

The Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse is a ‘data reference centre’ in the Western Indian Ocean region, providing accurate and relevant data and information for improved management and protection of the coastal and marine environment in the Western Indian Ocean region.
The development goal...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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A report of the regional course on Leadership in Environmental Management for Oceans and Coasts in the Western Indian Ocean region

Introduction
A four day training course on Leadership in Environmental Management for Oceans and Coasts in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region was held on 22nd - 26th May, 2011 at White
Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The course was jointly organised by...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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State of Ratification of the LBSA Protocol to the Nairobi Convention: Challenges and Solutions for the Western Indian Ocean

This abridged version of the Regional Policy Paper covers the state of ratification of the recently adopted Land Based Sources and Activities Protocol to the Amended Nairobi
Convention (LBSA Protocol), and addresses various challenges and proposed solutions towards ratification and...
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Final report - The Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services and Ecosystems Assessments for Western Indian Ocean Region

A three day regional experts training course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services, and Ecosystems Assessments for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region was organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, UNEP in partnership with the Institute of Marine...
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association  
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Inception workshop report on the Enhancing the Protection of Birds in the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Nairobi Convention

The objectives of the workshop were to introduce the project to stakeholders in the WIO region; and elaborate on i) the key issues to be addressed in the project, ii) Terms of Reference for the national assessments; iii) methodology/approach for implementation of the...
Author: BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat
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The Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services and Ecosystems Assessments for Western Indian Ocean Region

A three day regional experts training course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services, and Ecosystems Assessments for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region was organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, UNEP in partnership with the Institute of Marine...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Mozambique National Report on Policy, Legislation and Institutional Analyses and Recommendations for LBSA Protocol Ratification and Implementation

Coastal and marine environmental issues in Mozambique include climate change (sealevel rise, rising of sea water temperature, coral bleaching), coastal erosion, siltation and sedimentation, pollution from untreated sewages, litter, agriculture and industrial effluents, and oils from ports and...
Author: Mr. Domingos Gove, Mr. Sergio Rosendo, Mrs. Catarina Grilo,
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Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of French Overseas Territories

The Nairobi Convention was adopted in 1985 by ten Eastern African and Western
Indian Ocean countries. It aims promote appropriate conservation initiatives for rare,
depleted or threatened species of flora and fauna and their habitats in the Eastern African
region. The WIO...
Author: Sophie Kohler on behalf of the French National Task Force
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Economic Analysis of Mangrove Forests: A case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya

The report features a detailed economic analysis of the mangrove forest in Gazi Bay, Kenya. It promotes the ecosystem as a valuable source of income for the local community. The results and methods can be applied to other sites in Africa in order to determine the importance of including the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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