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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…

Celebrating Marine Protected Areas in South Africa: Lessons Learned and What’s Next

A Conversation with Judy Mann, Conservation Strategist at the South African Association for Marine Biological Research On 1 August 2021, South Africans came together to celebrate their Marine Protected Areas, or MPAs, Day. MPAs can be defined as an area of ocean or coastline that has been specially-designated for protection for the benefit of nature…

Regional Training Workshop on Ocean Governance

This course is designed to raise awareness and build knowledge in the various disciplines associated with ocean governance. It is designed to build a core of experts on ocean governance in the Western Indian Ocean region and covers covers various aspects of ocean governance including opportunities and threats,governance frameworks and tools, the management of various sectors, and the creation of a supportive environment for effective governance.