Report of the Regional Workshop on facilitating description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas in the Southern Indian Ocean region

Publication Abstract: 

In paragraph 36 of decision X/29, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) requested the Executive Secretary to work with Parties and other Governments as well as competent organizations and regional initiatives, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), regional seas conventions and action plans, and, where appropriate, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), with regard to fisheries management, to organize, including the setting of terms of reference, a series of regional workshops, with a primary objective to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) through the application of scientific criteria in annex I of decision IX/20, and other relevant compatible and complementary nationally and intergovernmentally agreed scientific criteria, as well as the scientific guidance on the identification of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, which meet the scientific criteria in annex I to decision IX/20.

Author: 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat

Year of publication: 
2014
Publication File(s): 
http://drustage.unep.org/nairobiconvention/sites/unep.org.nairobiconvention/files/ebsa-sio-01-04-en_0.pdf
Country: 
Comoros
France
Kenya
Mauritius
Madagascar
Mozambique
Seychelles
Somalia
United Republic of Tanzania
Republic of South Africa