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  • What is being done about marine litter? | DLIST Benguela
    About default asp The International Coastal Cleanup happens every year when people from around the world will clean up their beaches rivers and lakes Find out more at http www coastalcleanup org welcome cfm The Marine Litter Project under the BCLME Programme aims to assess the current frameworks to deal with the problem of marine litter in Angola Namibia and South Africa and to raise awareness on the importance of the issue Contact Maria Sardinha at the BCLME Programme Activity Centre in Luanda bclme behp nexus ao for more information The South African Coastcare Working for the Coast Programme seeks to use coastal resources to develop coastal communities and at the same time protect and rehabilitate these resources It encompasses various activities including coastal cleanups on a regular basis and recycling as appropriate Visit http www environment gov za ProjProg CoastCare working for the coast htm The Namibian Coastal and Marine Pollution Prevention Coordination Committee C MPPCC has been established to promote the protection of the marine environment through coordination The Healthy Beaches project Projecto Praias Saudáveis was a pilot joint initiative of the Ecological Youth of Angola JEA Juventude Ecológica de Angola and the Luanda Port Authority Capitania do Porto de Luanda JEA is regularly involved in coastal cleanup and environmental education activities Contact Abias Huongo at huongoam hotmail com for more about JEA s activities Know of more initiatives Write to admin dlist benguela org Legal frameworks A number of international conventions and agreements dealing with the sea marine pollution and the protection of the marine and coastal environment have repercussions on the prevention and mitigation of marine litter Many of these conventions have been signed by Angola Namibia and South Africa While there is no specific national legislation dedicated to marine litter prevention in Angola and Namibia

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  • On the ground in Angola: Pilot activities of the BCLME programme | DLIST Benguela
    Mabunda engaged in beach clean up demonstration activities together with members of the Ecological Youth of Angola JEA the Ministry of Fisheries the NGO Group of Support to Peoples in Need GAPC and EcoAfrica The pilot sites Buraco is a community in the Commune of Ramiro about 60 km south of Luanda with close to 1 000 inhabitants Fishing is the main livelihood The nearest health centre is located 20 km from Buraco and a new school has recently been built Buraco has an estuary with an extensive but already damaged mangrove system that is used by the community as source of fuel The problem of litter is visible in the community both litter brought by the sea to the beaches and waste generated by the community and spread around the houses There is no waste collection in this community Mabunda is located near the centre of Luanda It is one of the most important fish markets in Samba Municipality with clients coming from various parts of the city to buy fish both for sale and household consumption This area faces serious sanitation problems The beaches are seriously polluted with litter brought by the sea and rivers as well as originated by the fish market An open drain discharging onto the beach aggravates the pollution problem in the area and associated health risks There are a number of schools in the area some of which are actively involved in beach cleanup activities usually funded by the private sector In the first visits to both sites the project team presented the project to the schools and members of the communities briefed the students about the problem of marine litter and planned the activities with the teachers The teachers and project team together decided that sensitisation games followed by beach cleanup demonstration activities would be the most adequate for the schools On the day scheduled for the activities in each school a group of very enthusiastic students presented short theatre plays about the subject depicting typical situations that contribute to the problem of marine litter For the beach cleanup the students marked areas on the beach and cleaned these areas using spades rakes and plastic bags In Buraco the litter along the beach consisted mainly of mangrove debris with some plastic and cans as well but most of the litter was found closer to the village where there is no waste collection In Mabunda the marine litter situation is serious and requires urgent attention The students collected all types of material from plastics to bottles cans and clothes The project team met with the Municipal Administrator of Samba who showed great interest in the initiative and suggested follow up activities with the support of the Administration and the Ports Authority Elisal the company responsible for waste management in the area was unfortunately not available to participate in the discussions The students in both schools were left with the task of preparing posters and essays on the topic The best ones will be

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  • On the ground in Namibia: Pilot activities of the BCLME programme | DLIST Benguela
    the Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry of Works Transport and Communication and the Walvis Bay Municipality were involved in a long week of activities around the issue of Marine Litter in the town The pilot site Walvis Bay is one of the few major towns on the coast of Namibia with high sand dunes stretching inland and wetlands of international importance in the Walvis Bay Lagoon nearby A town with 55 000 inhabitants Walvis Bay is an important fishing port and economic and tourism centre The major sources of litter are the fishing industry and tourists who use the beach The activities The students and Coastal Youth Club carried out a physical survey at the Independence Beach which is considered to be a hotspot for marine litter in Walvis Bay Different groups were formed and in each group three persons collected the litter while the last person recorded the data on the data sheet provided Six transects were set up along which litter was collected and weighed The litter was then transported by the Municipality to the landfill site A total of 1 800 g of litter was collected in the six transects On the following day there was a discussion forum with the students and the Coastal Youth Club as well as invited stakeholders from the Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry of Works Transport and Communication and the Walvis Bay Municipality Discussions focused on types of marine litter main sources of marine litter extent of the problem and possible ways to reduce reuse and recycle litter from an institutional perspective It was also made clear that the Municipality of Walvis Bay assists any local project that tackles environmental management through its Environmental Fund Initiative and

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  • On the ground in South Africa | DLIST Benguela
    activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in Namibia Pilot activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in South Africa Suggest ask and discuss Explore Property development along the South African West Coast On the ground in South Africa Actions in South Africa Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world descend on their beaches rivers and lakes to remove litter This year the international coastal cleanup day was on 15th September Read about the cleanup in one town in South Africa below If you have reports from other locations send them to the DLIST team Port Nolloth Coastal Cleanup On the 14th of September Port Nolloth had a coastal cleanup The day was indeed a success We involved the 3 local schools the municipality and FAMDA fishing and mariculture development association We had 115 participants who were later on grouped in 10s FAMDA was responsible for the transportation of the participants to the different areas that included Happy Valley the Salt Pan Still Bay and Mc Dougalls Bay We also worked with coast care cleaners who acted as group leaders The Municipality assisted with trucks to collect the yellow bags at the different collecting points

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  • Suggest, ask and discuss | DLIST Benguela
    activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in Namibia Pilot activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in South Africa Suggest ask and discuss Explore Property development along the South African West Coast Suggest ask and discuss Share your views and opinions Visit the discussion forums and participate Tell us about the problem of marine litter in the area where you live what is being done to solve

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  • Explore | DLIST Benguela
    An Introduction Student funding introduction Funding Introduction Indigenous Knowledge Introduction Marine Litter Introduction The problem of marine litter What is being done about marine litter On the ground in Angola Pilot activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in Namibia Pilot activities of the BCLME programme On the ground in South Africa Suggest ask and discuss Explore Property development along the South African West Coast Explore Elsewhere on the web Global Marine Litter Information Gateway http marine litter gpa unep org Marine Litter Net http www marine litter net index htm South African Coastal Information Centre Coastcare http sacoast uwc ac za BCLME Programme www bclme org The trash vortex animation http oceans greenpeace org en the expedition news trashing our oceans ocean pollution animation Manuals tips reports Pocket Guide to Marine Debris with information on types and sources of marine litter and methodologies for coastal cleanups and surveys Download here Marine Litter Legal Framework and Initiatives a report produced by the Marine Litter Project of the BCLME Programme Download it here Resources for kids teachers on Kids against marine litter http marine litter gpa unep org kids kids htm More about coastal communities in general along the BCLME

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  • Marine Litter: Introduction
    at the BCLME Programme Activity Centre in Luanda bclme behp nexus ao Beach cleanup near Luanda Last July students and teachers from the school in Buraco and the 17 Setembro School in Mabunda engaged in beach clean up demonstration activities together with members of the Ecological Youth of Angola JEA the Ministry of Fisheries the NGO Group of Support to Peoples in Need GAPC and EcoAfrica The pilot sites Buraco is a community in the Commune of Ramiro about 60 km south of Luanda with close to 1 000 inhabitants Fishing is the main livelihood The nearest health centre is located 20 km from Buraco and a new school has recently been built Buraco has an estuary with an extensive but already damaged mangrove system that is used by the community as source of fuel The problem of litter is visible in the community both litter brought by the sea to the beaches and waste generated by the community and spread around the houses There is no waste collection in this community Mabunda is located near the centre of Luanda It is one of the most important fish markets in Samba Municipality with clients coming from various parts of the city to buy fish both for sale and household consumption This area faces serious sanitation problems The beaches are seriously polluted with litter brought by the sea and rivers as well as originated by the fish market An open drain discharging onto the beach aggravates the pollution problem in the area and associated health risks There are a number of schools in the area some of which are actively involved in beach cleanup activities usually funded by the private sector In the first visits to both sites the project team presented the project to the schools and members of the communities briefed the students about the problem of marine litter and planned the activities with the teachers The teachers and project team together decided that sensitisation games followed by beach cleanup demonstration activities would be the most adequate for the schools On the day scheduled for the activities in each school a group of very enthusiastic students presented short theatre plays about the subject depicting typical situations that contribute to the problem of marine litter For the beach cleanup the students marked areas on the beach and cleaned these areas using spades rakes and plastic bags In Buraco the litter along the beach consisted mainly of mangrove debris with some plastic and cans as well but most of the litter was found closer to the village where there is no waste collection In Mabunda the marine litter situation is serious and requires urgent attention The students collected all types of material from plastics to bottles cans and clothes The project team met with the Municipal Administrator of Samba who showed great interest in the initiative and suggested follow up activities with the support of the Administration and the Ports Authority Elisal the company responsible for waste management in the area was unfortunately not available to participate in the discussions The students in both schools were left with the task of preparing posters and essays on the topic The best ones will be used to spread the message to other schools in Angola More activities are thus expected watch this space for new updates Some conclusions The students in both schools showed great enthusiasm and a high level awareness of the problem of marine litter The school in Mabunda particularly is often involved in environmental education and awareness raising activities including coastal cleanups usually sponsored by private companies operating in the area The school and members of the community in Buraco carry out regular beach clean ups themselves but lack appropriate material General waste and litter situation is serious in both areas and especially daunting in Mabunda The participants agreed that initiatives like this are important but that actions on a larger scale are necessary There are no waste bins on the pilot areas and no waste collection near the beaches which makes it difficult to undertake the beach cleanup and to make any solutions sustainable It is important to involve key stakeholders in activities of this sort such as waste management companies the municipalities and the Ports Authority The idea of a poster essay competition in the schools and the dissemination of the best posters essays in other schools in the country was welcome by both students and teachers For suggestions and queries about these activities please contact Abias Huongo at huongoam hotmail com or Raquel Garcia at raquel ecoafrica co za Write your comments and suggestions on the Discussion Forum On the ground in Namibia Pilot activities of the BCLME programme walvis2 jpg walvis1 jpg BCLME Programme s Marine Litter Project The Marine Litter Project under the BCLME Programme aims to assess the current frameworks to deal with the problem of marine litter in Angola Namibia and South Africa and to raise awareness on the importance of the issue The project components are Assess the regulatory policy framework of the three countries on marine litter Review existing marine litter programmes in Angola Namibia and South Africa Carry out marine litter surveys involving schools in pilot areas Raise awareness of marine litter through posters leaflets for schools Find out more on www bclme org or contact Maria Sardinha at the BCLME Programme Activity Centre in Luanda bclme behp nexus ao Marine litter survey in Walvis Bay In the last week of May 2006 the Project Team and a group of students and teachers from the Kuisebmond High School in Walvis Bay members of the Coastal Youth Club officials from the Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry of Works Transport and Communication and the Walvis Bay Municipality were involved in a long week of activities around the issue of Marine Litter in the town The pilot site Walvis Bay is one of the few major towns on the coast of Namibia with high sand dunes

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  • Solutions for Sustainable Mariculture | DLIST Benguela
    Report Scientific paper Other Hold down CTRL while you click to deselect or to select multiple options Category Biodiversity and Conservation Climate Change and Atmospheric Processes Coastal Management Environmental Threats Heritage Cultural Historical Land based Pollution Laws Legislation and Policies Living Marine Resource Marine Protected Areas Ports and Large Scale Infrastructure Socio economic Issues Tourism Other Hold down CTRL while you click to deselect or to select multiple options Language

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