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First meeting of Technical Working Groups for the Mami Wata Project Date : 18th to the 22nd of September 2017 Venue : Freetown, Sierra Leone  Documents: ToRs
9ème Edition du Forum Régional Côtier et Marin en Afrique de l'Ouest Date : 23 au 26 octobre 2017 Lieu : Conakry, Guinée Documents: Info , Info1

Mangrove Protocol Reached

Marine specialists agreed on 29 July 2015 to a protocol that would legally bind 22 countries within Abidjan Convention area to protect mangroves and manage them sustainably.

The meeting in the south-eastern coastal Nigerian city of Calabar was symbolic as the city lies within the oil-bearing Niger Delta, which accounts for at least 10,000 square kilometres of the country's mangrove cover. The county has Africa’s and the world’s third concentration of mangroves.

Due to the importance of mangroves, the 11 Conference of Parties Abidjan Convention at their from 17 to 21 March, asked the Convention Secretariat to transform the Charter for the Sustainable Management of Mangrove Resources - signed in 2010 by Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone - into an additional protocol to the Convention of Abidjan.