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Côte d’Ivoire designates Grand Bereby site as nation’s first Marine Protected Area

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Côte d’Ivoire has erected the greater city of Grand-Béréby as the country’s first Marine Protected Area (MPA), according to Dr. Joseph Séka Seka, the Ivorian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, on behalf of the nation’s Prime Minister. A coatal region in Grand Bereby A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a marine area (coastal and offshore) that is established to ...

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Marine, coastal environment in Africa facing major pollution problem – UNEP

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Executive Secretary, Abidjan Convention of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr Abou Bamba, has said that marine and coastal environment in Africa is facing major pollution problem. Abou Bamba, Executive Secretary, Abidjan Convention Bamba made this known on an Instagram live programme on Monday, November 16, 2020 organised by Zoemaritime Resources Ltd., with the topic: ”Sustainable Shipping in Africa ...

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Abidjan Convention partners aim to strengthen collaboration

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Representatives of 11 technical and financial partners of the Abidjan Convention met on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Abidjan with a view to arriving at an enhanced awareness and coordination of their respective actions, sharing experiences and lessons learned and, eventually, putting together a roadmap for their collaboration. They decided to draw up a proposed matrix and timetable for their ...

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COP12 explores measures to curb consumption of ‘aquatic bushmeat’

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Bothered by what it terms unsustainable consumption of the meat of some marine, coastal and estuarine animal species, a Swiss non-profit conservation organisation has called for measures to address the situation and save the animals from extinction. Some of the endangered animals regularly hunted and consumed as aquatic bushmeat include the manatee, five species of turtle, seven species of dolphin ...

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COP12: Ministers chart new path forward for revitalised Abidjan Convention

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Ministers from Africa’s Atlantic seaboard countries approved an amended text of the Abidjan Convention and three new protocols at the 12th Conference of Parties (COP12) to the Convention, held on 27-31 March in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire, conditioning their approval on the incorporation into the drafts of comments made at the meeting. The ministers requested the Convention’s secretariat to organise a ...

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COP12: Time for blue economies in Africa, says Bamba, head of Abidjan Convention

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The need to link the protection and conservation of the marine environment with sustainable development and improved livelihoods for local communities was highlighted when specialists from five continents began meeting on Monday, March 28, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at the Expert Segment of the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Abidjan Convention. Addressing the meeting, the Executive ...

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Abidjan Convention’s active phase set for launch at COP12

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A nine-year revitalisation process for the Convention for Cooperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region (otherwise known as the Abidjan Convention) will effectively come to an end in a couple of weeks’ time. At the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP12) ...

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Angola ratifies Abidjan Convention

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The Government of Angola has ratified the Abidjan Convention, making it the 19th nation out of the 22 countries in the Convention area to do so. The ratification instrument, transmitted by the Ivorian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (depository of the Convention) to the Convention Secretariat in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire last August, was signed by the President of the ...

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UNEP promotes adaptive management strategy for Sargassum seaweed

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Large deposits of Sargassum seaweed on coastal sites may seem drastic to several West African countries but converting this environmental challenge into economic gain is just one element of a three-point strategy experts are considering to win on both counts. According to Wikipedia, Sargassum is a genus of brown macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate ...

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Media executives commit to tackle marine pollution

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A team of environmental journalists who participated in the Abidjan Convention (ABC) workshop that focused on Marine Litter has resolved to step up the fight against marine pollution which is increasingly becoming a major threat to African and global aquatic ecosystems. At the close of a three-day forum at the Ivorian capital city, the journalists in a three-point declaration committed ...

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