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Development of the Western Indian Ocean Action Plan on Marine Litter and Microplastics

dc.contributorEcosystems Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Dar es salaam, Institute of Marine Sciencesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-09T19:39:43Z
dc.date.available2018-07-09T19:39:43Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/25705
dc.descriptionMarine litter and microplastics has recently taken a top slot in the political and public agenda on the health and integrity of the world’s oceans (Galgani et al. 2015; UNEP 2016). Over 80% of marine pollution that constitute marine litter and microplastics is from land based sources (GESAMP 1991; Sheavly 2005), largely associated with diverse anthropogenic activities such as increasing use of synthetic materials, industrialization and urbanization of coastal areas, where disposal and waste management practices are inadequate (Chen, 2015). To effectively manage marine litter, an adequate knowledge is necessary about drivers, sources, types, amount and dispersion. Policy measures are then needed to address the generation of marine litter and microplastics, in particular those that can be prevented at the sources (Veiga et al. 2016).en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectINDIAN OCEAN REGIONen_US
dc.subjectMARINE POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectMARINE ECOSYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectPROGRAMMES OF ACTIONen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of the Western Indian Ocean Action Plan on Marine Litter and Microplasticsen_US
dc.typeBooklets and Brochuresen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.tags Coastal and Marine Ecosystemsen_US
wd.tagsMarine Litteren_US
wd.tagsNatural Resourcesen_US
wd.tagsPollutionen_US
wd.tagsWaste managementen_US
wd.topicsChemicals & wasteen_US
wd.topicsEcosystemsen_US
wd.topicsEnvironmental governanceen_US
wd.topicsOceans & seasen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber4 p.en_US
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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