Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention)


A UNEP Regional Seas Convention for the Eastern African region. It provides a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions in the Eastern and Southern African region that enables the Contracting Parties to harness resources and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups towards solving interlinked problems of the coastal and marine environment including critical national and transboundary issues. It was adopted in 1985 and entered into force in 1996.

Its biodiversity relevance is that it includes an article on conserving biodiversity 2 and a Protocol on Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region 3.

United Nations Environment Programme 1