The Convention

The Convention offers a regional legal framework and coordinates the efforts of the member states  to plan and develop programmes that strengthen their capacity to protect,...

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Protection, Management and Development of Marine and Coastal and Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Nairobi Convention provides a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions in the Eastern and Southern African region that enables the...

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In the news

New Study: Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

New Study: Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

Despite covering only approximately 138 000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon...
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Report: Where the Land Meets the Sea: Governing Mangrove Forests a global Review of the Governance and Tenure Dimensions of Coastal Mangrove Forests

Where the Land Meets the Sea: Governing Mangrove Forests a global Review of the Governance and Tenure Dimensions of Coastal Mangrove Forests

On December 26, 2004, a magnitude 9.1...
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New publication: Commercially important sea cucumbers of the world

Sea cucumbers are harvested and traded in more than 70 countries worldwide. They are exploited in industrialized, semi-industrialized,

and artisanal (small-scale) fisheries in polar regions, temperate zones and throughout the tropics. In...
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Tanzania: Climate Change Takes a Toll At Pangani River Basin

FOR Joanita Kilimba of Langoni village of Pangani District, the day starts at 2.00 am. That is the time when she must wake up, walk about 100 metres to a small shallow well and fetch water that the family will use for the rest of the day. However...
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Climate Change Clues from Tiny Marine Algae -- Ancient and Modern

Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago. The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species, in terms of how...
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Publications

Focal Points Meeting


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Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Flora and Fauna in the Eastern Africa Region (SPAW Protocol)


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Analysis of Options for Strengthening the Operational Functioning of the Nairobi Convention Secretariat


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Nairobi Convention Regional CC Programme Final


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Science for Policy Report 2014


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Agenda 2030

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