actors and agreements in the region
Regional Seas Programme. >
UNEP Global programme of action for the protection of the
marine environment from land-based activities (UNEP GPA).
Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA). >
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
Coral Reef Initiative and other organizations and networks
the threats to coral reefs, including the effects of litter/debris.
conventions, agreements, action plans and actors
Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of
the Marine Environment from Pollution (Kuwait Convention)
Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine
Environment (ROPME). >
Kuwait Convention Action Plan. >
Jeddah Memorandum of Understanding Jeddah Declaration.
Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment
(CAMRE) Abu Dhabi Declaration. >
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). >
Organisation for Conservation of the Environment of the Red
Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA). >
reports on the state of the marine and coastal environment
Regional Office for West Asia: State
of the Environment in West Asia: "In
West Asia, the challenges that are associated with marine
and coastal issues include oil pollution, sewage and other
land-based effluents, the physical alternation of coastal
areas, including land-filling, dredging, and modification
of river course". [...] The regional marine environment
has been subjected to pressures from an unprecedented rate
of industrial and urban growth, over 75 per cent of which
has been in the coastal areas."
UNEP GPA: Overviews
on Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine
Environment in the ROPME Sea Area.
UNEP GPA: ROPME
Sea Region (brief description of environmental state,
Environment Outlook 3 (GEO3). Coastal and marine areas.
of Rhode Island: Large Marine Ecosystems (LME): The Region
comprises a part of the
Arabian Sea LME.
sector and NGOs actors and initiatives
Concervancy: International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). >
and Clean up Australia: Clean up the World! >
Emirates Diving Association (EDA), United Arab Emirates: Clean
Up Arabia 2003. EDA in collaboration with UNEP ROWA, Clean
Up the World, ICC and PADI A.W.A.R.E.
'greens' rescue endangered turtles". Article on threats
to turtles from ingestion of plastic marine litter.