Publications

Technical discussion paper on Coordination Mechanism for the Nairobi Convention and Protocols

The Nairobi Convention’s Work Programme is implemented through a broad based coordination structure that
constitutes the Programme Coordination Office in Nairobi which provides strategic direction; a Bureau of
Contracting Parties that provides guidance in the implementation of 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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Resilient Coasts: Strengthening the resilience of coastal socio-ecological systems in the Western Indian Ocean, a partnership programme

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) was initially catalysed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and
led to the development of the MFF-Asia programme. Discussions to extend this programme to the Western
Indian Ocean (WIO) soon developed among countries in WIO region, but it was...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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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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Special Session on Oil and Gas in the Western Indian Ocean: Opportunities and potential risks to the coastal and marine environment

The Special Session on Oil and Gas was organized by WIOMSA, the Nairobi Convention Secretariat and the University of Eduardo Mondlane to discuss emerging issues related to oil and gas exploration and development, and impacts on marine and coastal environment. In particular, the session was...
Author: 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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Regional Workshop on Contribution of Blue Capital to a Green economy

The regional workshop for contribution of blue capital to green economy was convened in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles from the 11th to the 13th December 2013. The aim of the meeting was to Develop an understanding of the concept of blue capital as contribution to a green economy...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Report of the Meeting of Focal Points held on September 2013


Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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