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Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

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Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

Source: Seychelles News Agency/Didier Dogley and Achim Steiner - June 23, 2015

Seychelles News Agency - In 1985, the West Indian Ocean was one of the cleanest oceanic regions on the planet. 30 years later, despite rapid population growth and more…

Mysterious Asphalt Mounds Discovered Off African Coast

Source: Science 2.0/Staff - November 11, 2014

Over a mile beneath the West African ocean, off the coast of Angola, are over 2,000 mounds of asphalt containing a wealth of deep-water creatures.

A more…

African Leaders Asked to Reverse Overfishing, Pursue Sustainability

Source: AllAfrica - May 20, 2014

African governments must show more commitment to the conservation of their water resources in order to protect and preserve their contribution to future generations.

The more…

‘Ocean Grabbing’ Steals Livelihoods and Billions of Dollars from Africa

Source: TheGuardian/Charlotte Seager - May 9, 2014

Africa is losing billions to illegal and shadowy practices in fishing, according to the Africa Progress Report.

Tens of thousands of artisanal fishermen in Africa more…

Island Nations Test Power Source Fueled by Ocean Water

Source: AllAfrica/Katia Moskvitch - April 10, 2014

Island nations in the developing world are especially well placed to benefit from technology that exploits a new potential source of energy from sea water: more…

Mozambique Creates Africa’s Largest Coastal Marine Reserve

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Mozambique Creates Africa’s Largest Coastal Marine Reserve

Source: WWF/Monica Echeverria - November 12, 2012

The Government of Mozambique announced today the creation of the largest marine protected area in Africa. Made up of ten islands off the coast of more…

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