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Nairobi Convention Protocols

Introduction

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat held the Conference of Plenipotentiaries and the Sixth Conference of Parties (COP6) to the Nairobi Convention at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters at Gigiri in Nairobi Kenya, from 29 March to 1 April 2010, which considered and adopted the;

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

Parties: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mauritius, Mozambique, Republic of Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of South Africa.

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The Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region was convened by the Executive Director of UNEP at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi from 17 to 21 June 1985.

The conference adopted, as a result of its deliberations, the Final Act of the conference, which included:

Further Resources

 A review of the Annex II (Species of Wild fauna requiring special protection - Birds) of this Protocol was undertaken in 2012. The review was carried out by Nairobi Convention in collaboration with BirdLife International. Click here to see the proposed revised birds list.

1. 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, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of South Africa

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2. 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 Republic of South Africa.

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