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Economic consequences of unmanaged plastics and economic opportunities in the Western Indian Ocean: steps toward action plans

This paper is the second of the three interrelated studies focusing on environment, human health, and economics. More specifically, it aims to review and evaluate: (i) The economic consequences of unmanaged plastics; (ii) The economic incentives for each country to reduce the leakage of plastics into the environment through increased reuse and recycling (to establish […]
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A Review of Marine Plastic Litter in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Effectiveness of measures undertaken and opportunities

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; the resultant ecological, human health and economic impacts; and measures undertaken by different institutions to address the challenges and highlight opportunities which can be harnessed […]
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Marine Plastic Litter in the WIO Region: Status, implications on the environment, human populations and effectiveness of measures and opportunities. A Synthesis Report

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; the resultant ecological, human health and economic impacts; and measures undertaken by different institutions to address the challenges and highlight opportunities which can be harnessed […]
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A Schoolteacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in the Western Indian Ocean region_First Edition

The main objective of this book is to provide teachers of primary and secondary schools in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region with a basic textbook that will allow them to introduce environmental components in the classroom as well as in outdoor activities. More specifically, it aims at supplying teachers, particularly those with a limited […]
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Eastern Africa Atlas of Coastal Resources: Tanzania

This Atlas of marine and coastal resources in Tanzania is designed to raise the awareness and understanding of non-specialists, particularly decision makers, resource managers, students, and the general populace, on coastal and marine environmental issues and related challenges in Tanzania. It is written in non-technical language to make it easy to understand and use. It […]
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