The Guidelines on Mangrove Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region is a new publication that, for the first time for the region, analyzes risks and challenges to mangrove restoration projects and points to potential solutions.
On this year’s World Mangroves Day, the Nairobi Convention is releasing the Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean region. Join mangrove experts, managers, policy makers and other partners from around the globe on Friday 24th July 2020 (3.00pm EAT) for discussions on how to implement a successful mangrove project.
The African Marine Litter Monitoring Manual, developed by teams in the Western Indian Ocean countries, addresses key issues of plastic and other waste accumulating in cities and towns, moving down the catchments into waterways and then polluting rivers, estuaries and the seas.
COVID-19 disruptions in ocean observations could threaten weather forecast and climate change predictions. This briefing note points out that there has been unprecedented disruptions in the ability to access the ocean from research vessels and some commercial vessels during the pandemic period. Interestingly, there has also been activity by the community to mitigate the impacts.
The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is looking for a Project Management Assistant to provide support in tasks related to the implementation of the SIDA funded partnership project between the Nairobi Convention and SWIOFC.
The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is looking for a Finance & Budget Assistant (UNV) to provide support in the management, monitoring and evaluation of the projects by supporting budgeting, accounting and administrative roles. A minimum of 3 years’ work experience, including progressively responsible work in finance and accounting activities is required.
Living in harmony with nature can only be achieved if we reverse negative impact of biodiversity loss and pursue full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. World Environment Day 2020 calls for urgent action to protect biodiversity.
An important series of reviews on marine plastic debris in South Africa in this issue provides the latest information on the sources, pathways and impacts of marine plastic debris, as well as the monitoring of mitigation measures. Find this and other related stories on this edition of the South African Journal of Science.
The regional workshop in March addressed the issue of the establishment of a regional centre or mechanism for spill preparedness and response. Find the workshop report here and background document here.
In our new country profiles, you can now find more information about the wealth of biodiversity, exciting blue economy initiatives, ocean governance, and more in each of the Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties.