In the news

The Nairobi Convention 'In the news' aims at informing partners, stakeholders, national working groups and all interested persons on the news, events, activities and publications compiled from various websites, newspapers and articles in the Western Indian Ocean region.

Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (1st December 2017)
Monday, December 4, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017 Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in their population since 2001 has put them on the...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (23 November 2017)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Job Opportunity with Nairobi Convention: Senior Programme Management Officer, P5 The Nairobi Convention is part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment, Ecosystems Division. The United Nations Environment's Ecosystems Division works with international and national...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (17 November 2017)
Friday, November 17, 2017
Temporal Variation in Pelagic Food Chain Length in Response to Environmental Change Climate variability alters nitrogen cycling, primary productivity, and dissolved oxygen concentration in marine ecosystems. We examined the role of this variability (as measured by six variables) on food chain...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (09 November 2017)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
United Nations Security Council urges ‘comprehensive response’ to piracy off Somali coast Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council has called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (01 November 2017)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Concentrations of metallic elements in kidney, liver, and lung tissue of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin Tursiops aduncus from coastal waters of Zanzibar, Tanzania Concentrations of metallic elements in kidney, liver and lung tissues of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins Tursiops aduncus from...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (25 October 2017)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Explore the different dimensions of pollution and join the UN Environment committing to #BeatPollution   Sign the #BeatPollution pledge and find out how you can reduce your pollution footprint! Your pledge will be shared with leaders gathering at the UN Environment Assembly in December 2017. Help...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (18 October 2017)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity into the SDGs: The Role of Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (SDG 14.5) This article explores the concept of “other effective area-based conservation measures”  in the context of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (11 October 2017)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
New Status Report: What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean? This  report presents an analysis and overview of oceanic trends through the end of 2012, based on a collection of over 340 in situ marine ecological time series data, and supplemented with satellite-based spatio...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (06 October 2017)
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Conservation Status of Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras in the Arabian Sea and Adjacent Waters  This report provides an overview of the conservation status of chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) in the Arabian Seas Region (ASR) and describes the results of a regional Red List workshop held...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (29 September 2017)
Friday, September 29, 2017
New technologies Can Help Preserve Coral Reefs An article published by Nature Ecology & Evolution outlines a range of new reef restoration and adaptation technologies to help protect reefs around the world in a time of climate change.  One of the technologies it discusses is assisted gene flow...
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