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Amended Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region

Short title: Amended Convention
Year adopted: Nairobi 31 March 2010
Year entered into force:
Parties: Comoros, France, Kenya, Republic of Mauritius, Mozambique, Republic of Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Depository state: Government of the Republic of Kenya


Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region

Short title: Nairobi Convention
Year adopted: Nairobi, 21 June 1985
Year entered into force: 30 th May 1996
Contracting Parties: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and South Africa.

Ratified by all states:

Country Date of Ratification
Comoros 26 September 1994
France (La Reunion) 18 August 1989
Kenya 11 September 1990
Madagascar 26 June 1990
Mozambique 4 March 1999
Mauritius 03 July 2000
South Africa 16 May 2003
Seychelles 20 June 1990
Somalia 1 March 1988
Tanzania 1 March 1996
South Africa 16 May 2003


Depository state:
Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), UNEP HQ, Nairobi, Kenya

Full Text of the Convention (pdf 49KB)

 

East African Action Plan

Year adopted: Mahé, Seychelles, 27-30 September 1982
Entered into Force: 1996
Participating Countries: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and South Africa (joined in 2003)

Main Objectives:

  • To promote the sustainable development and sound management of regional marine and coastal resources by:
  • Enhancing consultations and technical co-operation among the States of the region;
  • Emphasising the economic and social importance of the resources of the marine and coastal environment;
  • Establishing a regional network of co-operation on concrete subjects/projects of mutual interest for the whole region;

Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region

Year adopted: Nairobi, 21 June 1985
Year entered into force: 30 May 1996
Parties: Comoros, France (La Reunion), Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and South Africa

Link to text:
http://www.unep.org/NairobiConvention/The_Convention/Protocols/Protocol_Protected_Areas.asp.

 

Protocol Concerning Co-operation in Combating Marine Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Eastern African Region

Year adopted: 1985
Year entered into force: 30 May 1996
Parties: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and South Africa

Link to text:
http://www.unep.org/NairobiConvention/The_Convention/Protocols/Protocol_Cooperation_Marine_Pollution.asp


Protocol for the Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-Based Sources and Activities

Year adopted: Nairobi, 31 March 2010
Year entered into force:
Parties: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mauritius, Mozambique, Republic of Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of South Africa.

Link to text:
http://www.unep.org/NairobiConvention/The_Convention/Protocols/Protocol_Land_Based_Sources_and_Activities.asp

 


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