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Report of the first workshop 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 socio-economic aspects in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) regi

The government of Mozambique organized a workshop for the Southern and Western Indian Ocean region from 1 to 3 August 2012 in Maputo, Mozambique in support of the Regular Process for the Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects. The...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Oil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean region

In view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Status of birds in the marine and coastal environment of the Nairobi Convention area: Regional Synthesis report

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot and is
one of the least ecologically disturbed areas of the world. The high biodiversity in the WIO
and its broad array of habitats, both in the coastal and marine environment, are however
...
Author: Christina Moseley, Ademola Ajagbe and Jared Bosire
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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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Report of the Science for Policy Workshop

The Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) and its two protocols (Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region and Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution in...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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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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National Reporting Template

The Nairobi Convention was adopted in 1985, and came into force in 1996. The Convention was amended in April 2010 to take into account emerging issues and trends at both global and regional levels, particularly those that have implications on the management of the coastal and marine environment...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
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Technical paper on Oil and Gas exploration in the WIO region

In view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
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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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