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 (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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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (26 September 2017)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Global Sea Turtle Conservation Successes  The researchers document a tendency for published estimates of population size in sea turtles to be increasing rather than decreasing across the globe. To examine the population status of the seven species of sea turtle globally, researchers obtained 299...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (14 September 2017)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ballast Water Convention Enters into Force  The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) has entered into force. The Convention addresses aquatic invasive alien species (IAS) by...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (08 September 2017)
Friday, September 8, 2017
Illegal and unregulated fishing in Seychelles impacting environment, economy Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) in the waters of Seychelles is contributing to economic losses and environmental impacts with big implications for the island nation said Johnny Louys, a senior fisheries...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (25 August 2017)
Friday, August 25, 2017
Integrated Marine and Coastal Management in the Western Indian Ocean: Towards a Sustainable Oceans Economy As countries in the Western Indian Ocean region gear for a sustainable oceans economy, there is an urgent need for effective tools to ensure the resilience of coastal and marine biodiversity...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (23 August 2017)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
"The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of Marine Research and Capacity Development" is now published online A new book, “The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of marine research and capacity development” is now published online. This book, which is...
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Marine and Coastal news round-up in the Western Indian Ocean Region (18 August 2017)
Friday, August 18, 2017
Sustainable fish farming is possible for the majority of coastal countries Aquaculture is the farming of freshwater and saltwater aquatic organisms, including fish, crustaceans and molluscs such as oysters and mussels. The practice is the fastest-growing food sector, and it is hoped that...
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