Conservation of Coastal and Marine Biodiversity in the Eastern Africa Region: Progress in Implementation of the Jakarta Mandate

The conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity are among today’s most important environmental issues. This is particularly so in the Eastern African region, with its high marine biodiversity, rich marine and coastal resources, and growing human population dependent on those resources. Overexploitation of marine resources, pollution, habitat destruction and degradation all have a serious impact on marine and coastal ecosystems in the region. Of particular concern is coral bleaching, which had a catastrophic effect on reefs in the area in 1998/99 and which is believed to be linked to climate change.

- N/A

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira

- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base

- Áreas Protegidas

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável