Conservation of Critical Coastal and Marine Habitats in Boeny and Sofia Regions in Madagascar

Conservation of Critical Coastal and Marine Habitats in Boeny and Sofia Regions in Madagascar

In September 2023, an intrepid team of environmental stewards embarked on a transformative odyssey along the coasts of Boeny and Sofia regions in Madagascar. They sought to assess and engage with local communities on mangrove conservation, restoration and explore blue carbon market initiatives for the sustainability of coastal marine biodiversity in the country. The team…

UNEP-Nairobi, Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions Collaborate for Effective Plastics Management in WIO Region, plastics

UNEP-Nairobi, Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions Collaborate for Effective Plastics Management in WIO Region

The Nairobi Convention for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) and the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions have joined forces to combat the escalating problem of marine litter, with a specific focus on plastics and associated chemicals in the WIO region. This partnership aims to equip WIO countries with improved capacity to implement the legally…

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Marine Regions Forum 2023 Recap

The Marine Regions Forum 2023, hosted by Tanzania and Seychelles in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, served as a collaborative platform for experts to exchange knowledge on ocean governance. The forum aimed to enhance cooperation and coordination, emphasizing practical strategies for sustainable practices. Topical Strands Tackling the Triple Planetary Crisis: Addressed climate change, biodiversity…

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Nairobi Convention Countries Adopt the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol

A historic event saw the Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties unanimously agree to, adopt, and sign the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol for the Western Indian Ocean after thirteen years of dedicated negotiations. This unfolded at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries held on 11-12 September 2023 in the picturesque Antananarivo, Madagascar, and followed four intergovernmental negotiation…

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The Northern Mozambique Channel (NoCaMo) Project Holds Second Partners’ Meeting

The Northern Mozambique Channel is a region of remarkable biodiversity, endowed with vital habitats and serving as a sanctuary for marine and migratory species. However, the tranquility of this natural haven is under threat from urban development, oil and gas extraction, population growth, land-based pollution, and the impacts of climate change. To safeguard valuable resources…

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Greening Western Indian Ocean Ports

Ports play a crucial role in the global economy as they facilitate the transportation of 90% of global trade and deliver numerous goods that we use every day. However, unsustainable port development can pose severe threats to coastal ecosystems and the goods and services that they provide. Ports are known to cause significant pollution due…