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Environment Programme

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 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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DNA Reveals Mating Patterns of Critically Endangered Sea Turtle

New University of East Anglia research into the mating habits of a critically endangered sea turtle will help conservationists understand more about its mating patterns. Research published February 3 inMolecular Ecology shows that female...
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Seychelles: Chameleon’s true colours revealed

Some of the secrets of Seychelles’ elusive chameleons are under investigation this week as a team of international and local experts carry out an island hopping expedition to study these enigmatic reptiles.Led by Dr Chris Raxworthy of the...
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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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