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Reviving wetlands in the Western Indian Ocean

Efforts and Progress Wetlands in the Western Indian Ocean region are not just a pretty sight, they are vital ecosystems that support a diverse array of life. They include salt marshes, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests. These unique habitats are homes, breeding and feeding grounds for species such as fish, turtles, sea cucumbers, molluscs, corals,…

Conference of Plenipotentiaries | ICZM Protocol

Conference of Plenipotentiaries The secretariat continues to collaborate with partners in the development of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), through the preparation of guidelines for the drafters and negotiators’ of the protocol. The Protocol will be adopted through a Conference of Plenipotentiaries. Check back for details!

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WIO Science to Policy Platform Series Launched

The push for more evidence-based policy making The world is currently facing an unprecedented planetary crisis of pollution and waste, climate change, and biodiversity loss.  Evidence-based management and policy decision making is critical to inform interventions to turn the tide. Marine scientists, researchers, and experts commendably and constantly publish papers and articles from their respective…

Towards Sustainable Port Development in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat,through WIOSAP project,has commissioned the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, South Africa) and the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre  (MTCC) to  undertake  a  project,  in  consultation  with  regional  port  partners  and other stakeholders, aimed at advancing sustainable port development in the region.MTCC is responsible for stakeholder convening and coordination, while CSIR…

The 6th WIOSAP PSC Meeting in Madagascar

Reflecting into the future The WIOSAP Project held its sixth WIOSAP PSC in Nosy Be, Madagascar between 6-7 July 2022. The meeting provided strategic guidance for effective implementation of WIOSAP’s activities based on its Mid-Term Review (MTR) findings and recommendations. The sixth WIOSAP PSC meeting was attended by Nairobi Convention Focal Points, the WIOSAP project’s…

News Round up Nairobi Convention

Nature Based Work by Nairobi Convention

The Western Indian Ocean region ranks as one of the most biodiverse in the world. From the rich biological reservoir that is the Northern Mozambique Channel to the unique coastal ecosystems supporting endangered marine life to the scores of species found nowhere else on earth, this biodiversity is intrinsic to human lives, economies, and health…

Seagrass meadows at low tide in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. Photo by UNEP/Nairobi Convention

Saving Mozambique’s seagrass

Creating the conditions for sustainable seagrass restoration in Maputo and Inhambane bays  “People can’t think of Inhaca without thinking about seagrass,” says Salamao Bandeira of Maputo’s Eduardo Mondlane University, knee-deep in the shallow waters on the seaward side of Maputo Bay, as he points at the shores of Inhaca Island. Nearby, residents are submerged waist-deep in the sea, taking advantage of the…