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Pilot Marine Litter Programme

Posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous

 

The BCLME Marine Litter Programme assessed the current legal framework and ongoing programmes to reduce marine litter in the three BCLME countries (Namibia, South Africa and Angola), as well as raised awareness on the importance of the issue. This pilot project officially started in November 2005 with funding from the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) Programme and ended in November 2006.

The project has been implemented by EcoAfrica Environmental Consultants, Cape Town in partnership with Country Assistants in Angola, Namibia and South Africa. The project goal was to address the marine litter problem at regional as well as local levels. By using three specific pilot sites, the project assessed the litter situation and raised awareness in coastal towns and communities of Walvis Bay in Namibia and Buraco and Mabunda in Angola. This pilot tested methodology that could be replicated, and gathered material that could be used in some other coastal communities along the BCLME where the same problem exists.

The above weblink presents the final report of the project including the methodologies used as well as recommendations. 

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