Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of Pollution in the Western Indian Ocean Region

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ; the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) ; Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) (2009)

The focus of this report is on land-based sources of marine pollution, typically addressed under the UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) and the Nairobi Convention. It does not deal with sea-based sources of marine pollution (e.g. maritime transportation and offshore dumping of waste), which are typically dealt with under other international conventions.

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