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Coastal and Marine Issues
Event: CBD Southern Indian Ocean Workshop to Facilitate Description of EBSAsbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 15 May 2012
This workshop is convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). It aims to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), and will include one day...
FAO Paper Examines MPA Governance in Brazil, Palau, India and Senegalbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 05 Mar 2012
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a technical paper, titled "Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues," which examines governance opportunities and constraints in the use of spatial management tools at the national level. The case studies from Brazil, India, Senegal and Palau note different uses for MPAs, including sustainable management of fisheries or strict environmental protection.
Plaidoyer pour le renforcement des aires marines protégéesmediaterre.org | 13 Dec 2011
Les Etats membres de la Commission sous-régionale des pêches (CSRP) doivent renforcer et fortifier les aires marines protégées (AMP) déjà existantes au lieu d'en créer d'autres, a suggéré le chef du département de la recherche et des systèmes d'information, le docteur Hamady Diop.''De toutes...
New Laboratory to Improve Monitoring of Hazardous Waste in Key West African PortUNEP | 24 Jun 2010
In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to improve the port's waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d'Ivoire's ministry of environment, is equipped to...
Nigeria: Big Oil And Disaster CapitalismAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
Close to One Trillion Dollars worth of oil profits later, the Niger Delta is in the end an ecological Armageddon. It fits perfectly into what the Canadian journalist and author, Naomi Klein, would describe as evidence of the consequences of "disaster capitalism." The Nigerian government through its...
Nigeria: International Collaboration to Protect Marine Environment From Ballast WaterAllAfrica.com | 18 Jun 2010
It was indeed timely. The regional training and workshop on the legal implementation of the ballast water management (BMW) convention, which ended in Lagos on Thursday, is one of such initiatives to support the timely and harmonized implementation of ballast water convention in the West and Central Africa region. This is mainly because issues of ballast water are trans boundary.
Nigeria: IUCN Provides Practical Guide to Communities On Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 10 Jun 2010
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has observed that climate change is hitting coastal areas hard, with impact of rise in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral requiring social and economic adjustments
World Oceans Day - Our oceans: opportunities and challengesUNEP | 08 Jun 2010
World Oceans Day – Billions of dollars and thousands of lives can be saved if we address the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services through improved governance. This is a key theme of World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June 2010 for the second year running.
Namibia: Country's Desert Coastline - Celebrating Its Unique Biodiversity on World Environment DayAllAfrica.com | 04 Jun 2010
Rod Braby, coordinator of the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) project, says the significance of responsible conservation and sustainable development will soon become much more prominent when Namibia's coast will be consolidated in one mega national coastal park. "Interventions by the NACOMA project and its partners have lead to the Namibian government agreeing to formally declare its entire coast and off shore islands as protected areas" he said.
South Africa: Coastal Drought a Boon for FirmsAllAfrica.com | 28 May 2010
A CRIPPLING drought in the southern and Eastern Cape could prove a boon for construction companies -which are tendering for a raft of new desalination plants. It is estimated that up to 40% of drinking water is lost through leaking pipes, and SA's water treatment infrastructure is in dire need of...
Africa: New Marine Centre to Study Continent's Climate ChallengesAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2010
A new collaboration between Norway and South Africa will collect oceanic data to help better understand and cope with the effects of climate change across Africa. The centre - a collaboration between the University of Cape Town Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute and the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC) in Norway - will carry out systematic and long-term measurements of the oceans. It will also develop new methods of data integration
Nigeria: Protest in Eket Over Oil Spill From MobilAllAfrica.com | 10 May 2010
Fresh oil spill has sparked off a protest in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State as hundreds of residents staged a peaceful demonstration against incessant oil spills from the operations of Mobil in the area.
South Africa: Relief for Abalone Right HoldersAllAfrica.com | 05 May 2010
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has approved an additional R6 million as part of the social relief plan for commercial abalone right holders and crew. "Government has carefully considered the pleas made by abalone right holders for additional relief measures and we remain concerned about their plight, especially in the context of dwindling wild abalone stocks," she said.
Nigeria: Community Challenges Regulators On Oil SpillageAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Residents and fishermen in Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have appealed to industry regulators to identify those responsible for the oil spill that contaminated the coastline in the area on March 24. Representatives of the community, who made the appeal at the weekend in Eket in an interview, said Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), Total Exploration and Production, Addax Petroleum and Afren Energy operating offshore Akwa Ibom coastline have all denied responsibility for the spill.