Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of Pollution in the Western Indian Ocean Region

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This Regional Synthesis Report on the status of pollution in the WIO region synthesises information presented in the National Status of Pollution Reports which form the basis for the TDA of the WIO region. The TDA is an important part of the overall strategic planning process, providing a basis for formulation of the Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and the harmonised National Action Plans (NAPs) on environmental protection of WIO region. The focus of this study is on land-based sources of marine pollution, i.e. issues typically covered under the GPA and the Nairobi Convention.

This report does not deal with sea-based sources of marine pollution (e.g. maritime transportation or offshore dumping of waste) which are typically dealt with under other international Conventions

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