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FileBay of Bengal LME by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
Inception Workshop,3-5 November 2009
FileEAF in the BOBLME by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
FileSOCMON in the BOBLME by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
Facilitating Community Participation
FileBOBLME TDA-SAP by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
Framework, Guiding Principles and Process for TransboundaryDiagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Program (SAP) Development in International Waters (LME) ProjectsInception
FileBOBLME Country Report-Bangladesh by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:21 AM
Marine & Coastal Fisheries Resources, Activities and Development
FileBOBLME Country Report-India by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:21 AM
Implementation of the BOBLME Project in India
FileBOBLME Country Report-Indonesia by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:17 AM
Project Report
FileBOBLME Country Report-Maldives by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:17 AM
BOBLME Inception Workshop Developments Update
FileBOBLME Country Report-Myanmar by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:13 AM
Update Fisheries Information,Environment and Overview For BOBLME Programme
FileBOBLME Country Report-Sri Lanka by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:13 AM
Project Inception Workshop
FileBOBLME Country Report-Thailand by admin — last modified Nov 01, 2012 11:13 AM
Country Report for BOBLME Programme
FileReview of Land-based sources of pollution to the coastal and marine environments in the BOBLME Region by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
The Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) is one of 64 large marine ecosystems (LMEs) recognised world-wide, some of which have recently become the subject of the development of an ecosystem approach focused on sustainable management of biomass yields. The BOBLME encompasses the Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca, which are bordered by Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and includes approximately ¼ of the world’s human population.
FileReview of the Status of Shared Common Marine Living Resource Stocks and of Stock Assessment Capability in the BOBLME Region by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
This report summarises information and issues relating to the utilisation, assessment and management of shared fish stocks in the Bay of Bengal region. The report was carried out as a desk study and is based primarily on published documents and information that is in the public domain, national reports produced under the BOBLME programme, personal communications from specialists in the BOB region and elsewhere, and the author’s own personal observations.
FileReview of Coastal and Marine Livelihoods and Food Security in the Bay of Bengal LME Region by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
In order to understand the complexities of coastal and marine livelihoods, particularly in the Bay of Bengal region where there are marked contrasts in livelihood conditions around the region and even from area to area within countries, a holistic understanding of livelihoods is necessary. A framework for understanding livelihoods is proposed that helps to relate the diverse elements that contribute to and influence the livelihoods of people in coastal areas.
FileReview of Critical Habitats of Mangroves and Coral Reefs by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
This review examines the issues related to critical/vulnerable habitats, namely mangroves and coral reefs.
FileReview of Legal and Enforcement Mechanisms in the BOBLME Region by admin — last modified Apr 09, 2010 07:32 AM
A proposal has been approved under the Project Development Fund of the Global Environment Facility that will facilitate the preparation of a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME). The participating countries are Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
FileNational Report of Malaysia on the Formulation of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis And Preliminary Framework of a Strategic Action Programme for the Bay of Bengal by admin — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:56 AM
The aim of the national report is to review existing information on the use of, and threats to, the Malaysian coastal and marine resources off the Straits of Malacca and the adjacent waters of the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. In the process, an attempt is made to identify, examine, and rank those threats that have transboundary effects on man and the environment and to determine information gaps that need to be addressed for integrated management of coastal and marine resources in the region.
FileBay of Bengal LME draft TDA vol1 for national consultations by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:34 AM
Volume 1 focuses on describing the transboundary issues in the BOBLME, and their proximate and underlying root causes that can be used to develop a SAP.
FileBay of Bengal LME draft TDA vol2 for national consultations by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:34 AM
Volume 2 contains background material that sets out the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the BOBLME, an analysis of the legal, policy and administrative context in the eight countries surrounding the BOB, and an assessment of the status of the marine living resources and the marine environment in the coastal areas of the BOBLME.
FileTDA Synthesis Report Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 09, 2014 10:10 AM
One of the two major outputs of the BOBLME Project, thisTransboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) identifies and prioritizes the major transboundary environmental issues and their causes in the Bay of Bengal. This in turn forms the basis to the other major output, the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) that will address the issues and propose solutions. Year created: 2011.
FileBay of Bengal LME TDA Executive Summary by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 08, 2014 11:40 AM
The TDA of the BOBLME draws on numerous studies and extensive regional and national consultations with stakeholders. Importantly, the TDA provides the scientific basis for the development of the Strategic Action Programme that sets out a strategy for the countries to collectively deal with transboundary issues.The TDA of the BOBLME identifies three main transboundary issues: 1 Overexploitation of marine living resources 2. Degradation of mangroves, coral reefs and seagrasses 3. Pollution and water quality. Date created: November 19, 2012.
FileBay of Bengal LME TDA Volume 1 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 08, 2014 11:22 AM
This document was prepared after the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) Confirmation Workshop held in Phuket Thailand from 13 to 14 February 2012. The TDA is published in two volumes. Volume 1 describes the transboundary issues in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) and their proximate and underlying root causes. These will be used to develop a Strategic Action Programme (SAP).
FileBay of Bengal LME TDA Volume 2 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 08, 2014 10:57 AM
Volume 2 contains background material that sets out the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the BOBLME; an analysis of the legal, policy and administrative context in the eight countries that border the Bay of Bengal; and an assessment of the status of marine living resources and the marine environment in the coastal areas of the BOBLME.
FileBOBLME TDA Next Steps by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Nov 29, 2012 10:55 AM
The next step is to draft a Strategic Action Programme that will help the countries of the region to collectively address and remediate the concerns.
FileBOBLME Marine Turtle Conservation: Review Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 21, 2013 12:51 PM
The IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding is an intergovernmental agreement that provides a framework through which States of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian region, in partnership with other relevant actors and organisations, can work together to conserve and replenish depleted marine turtle populations for which they share responsibility. The MoU and its associated Conservation and Management Plan were developed over a series of consultations and negotiations between 1999 and 2001, under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The Convention and most of its subsidiary Agreements are administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The geographic coverage of the IOSEA MoU extends well beyond the BOBLME area and currently covers 33 Signatory States, including all BOBLME partner countries. Malaysia, the latest IOSEA Signatory, joined the agreement after the current review had commenced.
FileEncouraging results from sea water quality investigations off southern Myanmar by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Feb 13, 2013 07:46 AM
A research paper by Myanmar scientists, looking into coastal water quality off Myanmar, throws light on some physicochemical properties of sea water in one of the BOBLME Project’s key transboundary habitats, the Myeik Archipelago. The research, undertaken in the course of completing the national report on marine pollution commissioned by the BOBLME Project, was conducted by 14 scientists, led by Prof Dr Kyaw Naing of the Department of Chemistry at Yangon University. The results have now been published in the Thai Environmental Engineering Journal Special Volume January-April 2012, under the title Some Physicochemical Properties of Sea Water in Tanintharyi Coastal Zone, Myanmar.
FileGender audit and recommended actions for mainstreaming a gender perspective in the BOBLME project and its Strategic Action Programme (SAP) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 26, 2013 10:57 AM
This paper was prepared to support the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the BOBLME Project and SAP. The gender audit of international and regional instruments the eight BOBLME partner countries are signatories, as well as national development and fisheries policies highlighted uneven progress in tackling gender inequalities and accounting of gender issues, overall denoting a cultural and institutional environment that may not be at all times conducive of gender mainstreaming initiatives. While the majority of the BOBLME Project documents audited were found to be gender-blind based on their sole contents, this was attributed to a lack of awareness rather than an intended oversight.
FilePolicy brief: Improving Conservation Effectiveness and the Relationship between Marine Protected Areas and Local Communities in Thailand by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 13, 2014 05:12 PM
A policy brief released by Project IMPAACT, which is supported by BOBLME, highlights how negative community perceptions undermine conservation and management processes. The policy brief provides a number of recommendations for improving Marine Protected Area (MPA) effectiveness, governance and management.
FileWhy local people do not support conservation: Community perceptions of marine protected area livelihood impacts, governance and management in Thailand by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 13, 2014 05:03 PM
Conservation success is often predicated on local support for conservation which is strongly influenced by perceptions of the impacts that are experienced by local communities and opinions of management and governance. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are effective conservation and fisheries management tools that can also have a broad array of positive and negative social, economic, cultural, and political impacts on local communities. Drawing on results from a mixed-methods study of communities on the Andaman Coast of Thailand, this paper explores perceptions of MPA impacts on community livelihood resources (assets) and outcomes as well as MPA governance and management. The area includes 17 National Marine Parks (NMPs) that are situated near rural communities that are highly dependent on coastal resources. Interview participants perceived NMPs to have limited to negative impacts on fisheries and agricultural livelihoods and negligible benefits for tourism livelihoods. Perceived impacts on livelihoods were felt to result from NMPs undermining access to or lacking support for development of cultural, social, political, financial, natural, human, physical, and political capital assets. Conflicting views emerged on whether NMPs resulted in negative or positive marine or terrestrial conservation outcomes. Perceptions of NMP governance and management processes were generally negative. These results point to some necessary policy improvements and actions to ameliorate: the relationship between the NMP and communities, NMP management and governance processes, and socio-economic and conservation outcomes.
FileBay of Bengal Bangladesh Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 28, 2014 09:01 AM
The Bay of Bengal is one of the world’s 64 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). The Bay is bounded by eight countries like Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. As the BoB is a large marine ecosystem and stands by seven other countries, the management of its living resources and its habitats is not only lies responsibility with Bangladesh but also an exclusive task for all the neighboring countries to resolve the existing problems. The present publication is an outcome of preliminary country status report on BoB, presented in different national and regional workshops.
FileImpacts of Climate Change on Coastal and Marine Fisheries Resources in Bangladesh by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 28, 2014 08:57 AM
Climate change is a long-term phenomenon. This document presents the potential impacts of climate change and scenarios for 2030 and 2050 for Bangladesh as developed under the United States Country Study Program, also by the World Bank.
FileEcosystem Health and Management of Pollution in the Bay of Bengal by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:10 AM
This publication is the outcome of a workshop held at Chittagong, to review the environmental aspects of the Bay of Bangladesh water. The report will be helpful for multi-sectoral users to understand environmental scenario of the Bay of Bengal.
FileShark Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh: Status and Potentialities by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:17 AM
The present publication is the outcome of a workshop which was targeted to have better understanding on our shark resources for sustainable exploitation and management. Additional two supplemental papers of interest are also included in the report. I hope the report will provide us a firsthand knowledge on shark fishery in Bangladesh and increase awareness about shark conservation in Bangladesh.
FileBay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Action Programme by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 03, 2014 06:17 AM
The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) is a comprehensive plan to address the major fisheries, environmental and socio-economic problems affecting the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME). The SAP has been developed by the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It recognizes that many of the issues facing BOBLME are transboundary in nature and that improved regional collaboration and management holds the greatest promise of positive change. The document is based on the transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) which was endorsed in March 2012 by the eight BOBLME countries. The SAP currently exists as a draft version and should be finalized by late 2014.
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