Celebrate World Oceans Day 2019 by learning more about the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)!
Every day this week, the Nairobi Convention is shining a light on how your country is fighting to protect the WIO, current environmental issues in the ocean, and just how important this ocean is in terms of biodiversity and resources.
Below, find stories highlighting different protection, conservation, and management efforts. We’ll be releasing new stories every day in the lead-up to 8 June, so be sure to come back for new features tomorrow!
- South Africa: Operationalizing Ocean Protection
- Tanzania: Taking the Lead on Transboundary Protection with Kenya
- Kenya: Promoting the Blue Economy at Home and Abroad
- Seychelles: Innovative Financing to Support the Economy and Environment
- Mauritius: Tapping into the Economic Potential of the Western Indian Ocean
- Comoros: Towards a Network of Marine Protection
- Madagascar: Innovative Management of One of the World’s Most Biodiverse Islands
- Mozambique: Ensuring Regional ‘Blue Growth’
- France: Understanding Economies and Ecosystems in La Réunion
- Somalia: The Richness of Somalia’s Marine and Coastal Resources
- Green Port Development in the Western Indian Ocean region (Jomo Kenyatta University)
- Ocean Wealth in Western Indian Ocean (The Nature Conservancy)
- Coral Reef Resilience (CORDIO)
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the WIO (University of Nairobi)
- Seabirds of the marine and coastal environments of the West Indian Ocean (Birdlife Intenational)
- Integrated Management of the Marine and Coastal Resources of the Northern Mozambique Channel
- Education and awareness raising to improve living conditions of the populations and preserving the various natural resources in the islands of the Western Indian Ocean (Indian Ocean Commission)