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Coastal marine ecosystems of Africa

Coastal marine ecosystems of Africa

objectives and strategy of the COMARAF regional project.

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Published by Unesco in Paris .
Written in English

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  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Coastal ecology -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Coastal zone management -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Marine ecology -- Africa -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesUnesco reports in marine science,, 48
      ContributionsCOMAR (Project)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH541.5.C65 C5918 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 62 p. ;
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2141981M
      LC Control Number88211635

      This book provides recent environmental, ecological and hydrodynamic information for the major estuaries and the coastal marine systems of the Western Indian Ocean Region. It covers various functions and values of the region’s estuarine ecosystems and their respective habitats, including the. Degradation of Coastal Ecosystems I. Terminology Coastal Zone (CZ)Coastal Zone (CZ): (many: (many defs.) terrestrial area dominated by oceanic.) terrestrial area dominated by oceanic influences & marine aerosols, & marine area where light penetrates throughout (MEA ) A. CZ boundaries (MEA ) 1. terrestrial/landward a. 2 marine/sea Size: 1MB.

        The book presents guidelines defined by scientific experts, allowing for proper application of science products in to ecosystem management. The bio-geo-physical importance of coastal ecosystems of Indonesia makes this a book of global importance and Edition: 1. Vol. 56, Coastal Ocean Prediction. Vol. 55, Ecosystems at the Land ‐ Sea Margin: Drainage Basin to Coastal Sea. Vol. 54, Physical Processes in Lakes and Oceans. Vol. 53, Buoyancy Effects on Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics. Vol. 52, Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Ecosystems. Vol. 51, Small Islands: Marine Science and Sustainable Development.

      The rapid growth of the coastal urban centres in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, and the fast development of the coastal tourism sector, produce vast quantities of pollution from untreated domestic sewage, posing a threat to the near-shore habitats such as coral reefs. Pollution from.   Importance of marine, coastal cultural ecosystem services Date: Source: Pensoft Publishers Summary: Cultural ecosystem services .


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More specifically, the coastal waters of East Africa sustain a great variety of ecologically important species, including species of fish and 40 classes of corals, 5 species of sea turtles, and 35 species of marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, and the endangered dugong.

Coastal marine ecosystems of Africa: objectives and strategy of the COMARAF regional project. Coastal marine ecosystems of Africa. Paris: Unesco, All Authors / Contributors: COMAR (Project) OCLC Number: Notes: "Regional Project for Training and Research on Coastal Ecosystems of Africa (COMARAF) was convened at the.

About the Author. Kenneth Sherman is the editor of Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean: Assessment, Sustainability and Management, published by Wiley. Ezekiel N.

Okemwa is the editor of Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean: Assessment, Sustainability and Author: Kenneth Sherman. Doctor of Science in marine sedimentology and geochemistry, André Monaco is also emeritus research director at the CNRS. He received the first prize of scientific culture of MEN in Research Director, Patrick Prouzet took care of the ecosystem approach to the scientific management of Ifremer.

In the field of fisheries, he made amphihalin expertise on fish management internationally. IUCN works to reduce the risks posed to coastal communities by supporting sound policy and integrated coastal management initiatives.

Our work includes addressing key issues that threaten coastal ecosystems and livelihoods, promoting investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development, and strengthening the ability of local. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems—Sources and Definitions Coastal Statistics Length of Coastline was derived from the World Vector Shoreline database of the United States Mapping estimates presented here were calculated using a Geographic Information System (GIS) with a resolution ofkilometers and an underlying database consistent for the entire.

Healthy oceans and coastal Coastal marine ecosystems of Africa book underpin the economies of Africa’s coastal states, and offer huge potential for sustainable development. The oceans, seas and marine resources in Africa, if used sustainably, will contribute to the creation of wealth and poverty alleviation among coastal states and communities.

Presents data from source to sink, including occurrence and distribution of microplastics in freshwater bodies, coastal zones, and the open ocean. Presents the impacts of microplastics on marine life as well as microplastics as vectors of biological and chemical contaminants.

South Africa is endowed with an exceptionally rich marine environment. Besides the huge diversity of ecosystems, at least 11 species of marine animals and numerous species of marine plants and seaweeds have been identified. These many species represent an enormously valuable resource to South Africa.

The coastal environments of Africa include coral reef, lagoon, mangrove, salt marsh, and seagrass ecosystems. Coral reefs are made of the skeletons and shells of millions of tiny sea creatures.

Long chains of coral just off the eastern coastline of Africa have created sheltered warm-water environments in which many species of marine life can flourish. Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins.

Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems Format: Hardcover. Conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems and living resources of the East African region.

Nairobi, Kenya: Programme Activity Centre for Oceans and Coastal Areas, United Nations Environment Programme, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors.

Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins. Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems.

Coastal ecosystems are highly vulnerable to human-mediated drivers of global change because they are located at the land–ocean interface and often host centres of urbanisation and development. The South African coastline comprises several distinct coastal ecoregions that support a wide range of coastal (inshore) ecosystems, including rocky, sandy and mixed shores, kelp beds, Cited by: This book applies the ‘ecosystem services’ framework to coastal environments, showing how it could facilitate an adaptive management strategy.

The contributors describe a decision support system (DSS) based on the 3 Ps – pluralism, pragmatism and precaution – that leads to a more flexible, ‘learn by doing’ approach to the. IUCN CEM Coastal Marine Project Framework.

Focus: Regional adaptive ecosystem based management for coastal catchments and territorial seas. Approach: CEM to work through regional members and with regional offices. Phase 1. Scope current situation and 5 to 25 year outlook for coastal ecosystem management.

Human uses, impacts, dependencies. Subject 1: Our CoastlineSouth Africa has been given an surprisingly beautiful coastline ; one which is rich in diverseness and life.

South Africa’s coastline stretches for some kilometers, while sharing more than 11 species of Marine animate beings and legion species of Marine workss and seaweeds. South Africa’s coastline is non merely an amazingly.

In this volume marine experts from countries of East Africa and southern Asia describe the conditions of marine resources of the large marine ecosystems of the Indian Ocean. Countries of the region represent over a quarter of the world's population, most of whom are existing at or below the poverty level.

The potentials for economic growth through the development of coastal tourism 2/5(1). The Arabian Gulf is a marginal and semi-enclosed sea situated in the subtropical region of the Middle East between latitudes 24 o and 30 o N and longitudes 48 o and 57 o E (Figure 1).The Arabian Gulf constitutes part of the Arabian Sea Ecoregion, and represents a realm of the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean (Spalding et al., ).It is a shallow sedimentary basin with an average depth of 35 m and Cited by: Coastal Wetlands, Second Edition: An Integrated and Ecosystem Approach provides an understanding of the functioning of coastal ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide.

As coastal wetlands are under a great deal of pressure from the dual forces of rising sea levels and the intervention of human populations, both along the estuary and in the river catchment, this book covers. St Lucia is the world's oldest protected estuary and Africa's largest estuarine system. It is also the centerpiece of South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and has been a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance since Knowledge of its biodiversity, geological origins, hydrology, hydrodynamics and the long history of management is unique in the.The coastal marine benthic ecosystem of South Florida is dominated by mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs, and hard-bottom communities.

Fringing mangrove habitats occur on the land-sea edge of coastal bays and around barrier islands. Coastal bays have three main benthic habitat types: seagrass beds, bare unconsolidated substrates, and oolitic limestone hardbottoms populated with sponges, octocorals Cited by: 1.This book examines the impact of physical oceanography parameters on several applications which range from mercury circulation, corrosion due to salinity, and coastal sedimentation to monitoring the coastal environment using geographical information systems (GIS) and remote : Maged Marghany, Shattri Mansor.