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Décret n° 2014-483 du 13 mai 2014 relatif aux conseils maritimes ultramarins et aux documents stratégiques de bassin maritime.

Mayo, 2014

Le présent décret précise les conditions dans lesquelles les bassins maritimes ultramarins doivent être gouvernés et les documents stratégiques de bassin maritime élaborés. Il définit le périmètre des bassins maritimes ultramarins et organise la gouvernance de chaque bassin au sein d’un conseil maritime ultramarin.En effet, la stratégie nationale pour la mer et le littoral se décline en outre-mer par des documents stratégiques de bassin maritime.

Economic and Spatial Study of the Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change of Coastal Areas in Senegal

Febrero, 2014

The African coastal countries are facing
several environmental and socio-economic challenges, such as
unplanned urban and economic development, fueled by a
growing rural exodus; non-functional or non-existent public
infrastructures to handle the demographic growth along the
coastline; air, water and soil pollution; and alteration of
coastal ecosystems. West Africa, in particular, is facing
severe land losses and major damage due to coastal erosion

The Political Economy of Natural Resource Use : Lessons for Fisheries Reform

Enero, 2014

The release of 'Sunken billions:
The economic justification for fisheries reform' has
drawn renewed attention to the enormous loss of wealth
suffered in fisheries each year due to weak fisheries
governance and the need for fundamental fisheries reform.
Such reform calls for addressing the issues plaguing the
world's fisheries, such as persistent overfishing and
fleet overcapitalization, and addressing the political

Small-scale Capture Fisheries : A Global Overview with Emphasis on Developing Countries

Enero, 2014

Fisheries contribute greatly to the
well-being of many millions of people. The sector generates
employment and economic values that are important to
individuals, communities and national economies. However,
the world's fishery resources are not infinite, and
appropriate conservation must be employed for ensuring
sustainable livelihood through fisheries in the future as
well. The Big Numbers Project, a collaborative effort by the

Contested aquaculture development in the protected mangrove forests of the Kapuas estuary, West Kalimantan

Peer-reviewed publication
Diciembre, 2013

Indonesia comprises more mangroves than any other country, but also exhibits some of the highest mangrove loss rates worldwide. Most of these mangrove losses are caused by aquaculture development. Monetary valuation of the numerous ecosystem services of mangroves may contribute to their conservation.

An Application for Regional Coastal Erosion Processes in Urban Areas: A Case Study of the Golden Horseshoe in Canada

Peer-reviewed publication
Diciembre, 2013

Urban growth has had unprecedented consequences on environmental sustainability and anthropogenic activity. The eroding coastlines throughout the world are subject to the massive expansion of urban areas and the accountability of sustainable hinterland landscapes. The Golden Horseshoe is Canada’s fastest growing region extending from the Niagara Peninsula and one of the most active economic regions in North America. This paper adopts a combined assessment of land use change and transitions in the coastal stretches of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Vanuatu Land Use Planning Policy

National Policies
Agosto, 2013

The Vanuatu Land Use Planning Policy is a national sectoral policy of Vanuatu for the period 2012-2017. Its main objective is to guide land use planning by setting priorities and outlining legislative and institutional settings to enable land use planning that encourages the best current use of Vanuatu’s land resources.The Policy aims to support food security.

Egypt : Gulf of Aqaba Environmental Action Plan

Agosto, 2013

The intensive development of tourism in
the Gulf of Aqaba presents both an opportunity and a dilemma
for Egypt. Intensive tourism, if left unmanaged, can inflict
irreversible damage on coral reef and desert ecosystems and
curtail the area's economic potential. Together with
current projections for a rapid expansion of the tourism
base in the Aqaba coast, degradation from mounting
recreational activities give rise to serious concerns about

Kenya's Tourism : Polishing the Jewel

Marzo, 2013

Kenya's tourism product lines and
its source markets function in a cross-sectoral context,
which leads to cross-cutting public and private sector
issues. Tourism has played a major role in Kenya's
development despite economic jolts from time-to-time by
internal and external shocks. In 2006 and 2007 the economy
grew rapidly and tourism, after a jolt in early 2008,
rebounded thanks to market conditions and some solid

Policy Note : Environmental Management for a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy for Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Febrero, 2013

This policy note, Environmental
Management for a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy
for Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, investigates six environmental
management topics which will affect the capacity of the
province to develop the economy and need to be underpinned
by strong environmental and natural resource management. The
six topics cover: agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land and
water, environmental law and regulations, and spatial

Black alder Alnus glutinosa plant community development on the coast of the Lake Ķīšezeres in the Nature Reserve Jaunciems

Conference Papers & Reports
Diciembre, 2012

One of the most suitable places for black alder is flood-lands, where a rise of a water level causes stand flooding few times a year. Often alder stands don’t exist in long-term, because their natural self-renewal is embarrassed. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the current stand structure and its further development. Described parameters were structure of both stand and vegetation and various abiotic factors (soil properties, hydrology).