Western Indian Ocean

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This vector layer shows the location marine areas managed at a local level by the coastal communities through collaborative groups, organisations and government representatives who reside or are based within the immediate area.

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Here is a report of the October 2021 Focal Points meeting help in preparation for the 10th Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention.

Below are presentations made during the meeting:


 

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The state of mangroves in the Western Indian Ocean report is the first report to quantify and map mangrove blue carbon, drivers of change, and restoration potential or mangroves in the region, using the latest and best globally available data.

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The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is exceptionally rich in biodiversity, and supports some of our most productive and valuable ecosystems, providing resources and benefits for communities, as well as an ever-growing and diverse mix of users and industries. It has been central to the development agenda of coastal countries, having been positioned as a salve, or a solution to various social and economic struggles being faced by coastal nations.