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National overview for Marine Spatial Planning and Knowledge Baseline for Namibia's 1st Marine Spatial Plan. Current Status Report


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National overview for Marine Spatial Planning and Knowledge Baseline for Namibia's 1st Marine Spatial Plan.

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Namibia's ocean is integral to who we are as a nation. It is one of our greatest assets. Our valuable ocean resources however need to be governed wisely. This will ensure they remain healthy and productive so that current and future generations will continue benefitting. Namibia has chosen Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as an approach to implement a sustainable ocean development path as part of the country's development priorities identified in the National Development Plan 5 (NDP5). Namibia defines MSP as "a participative decision-making process that guides where and when human activities occur in marine spaces, providing for comprehensive, integrated and complementary planning and management across all sectors and for all ocean uses in order to enable sustainable ocean development". The Namibian Cabinet has tasked the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to coordinate the process of MSP in Namibia. In this capacity, MFMR collaborates with all relevant national authorities that have a mandate relating to marine planning and management. MSP also engages all other stakeholders concerned (marine users and regulators) to ensure and enable a cooperative process in working towards agreed Marine Spatial Plan(s).

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National overview for Marine Spatial Planning and Knowledge Baseline for Namibia's 1st Marine Spatial Plan. Current Status Report
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2008 Report1.61 mb pdf
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2004 Report1.6 mb pdf
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2017 Report8.8 mb pdf
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Chapter 1. Overview of Namibia and its biological diversity - 1.2 Social and economic features. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 28-50. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet39.73 mb pdf
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Chapter 1. Overview of Namibia and its biological diversity - 1.3 Key issues affecting biodiversity conservation in Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 51-55. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.24 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.1 Ecological diversity in Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 57-66. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet18.51 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.2 Environmental change. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 67-72. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet10.2 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.4 Sites and species of ecological and archaeological importance. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 74-78. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.94 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.5 Threatened species: Case studies. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 78-85. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet13.14 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.6 Underprotected habitats. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 85-90. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet8.51 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.7 Ex-situ conservation facilities. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 91-97. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet10.04 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.8 Genetic diversity knowledge and research needs ion Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 97-107. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet17.26 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.9 Species diversity and conservation summary. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 108-169. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet100.13 mb pdf
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Chapter 2. Biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats - 2.10 Namibia's unwanted biodiversity: alien invasive species. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 170-187. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet26.77 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.1 Characteristics of marine environments. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 189-190. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.55 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.2 Namibia's marine environment. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 190-193. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.89 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.3 Biota of the major habitats. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 193-204. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet20.76 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.4 Overview of Namibian marine biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 204. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.91 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.5 Potential threats to Namibian marine biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 205-213. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet14.82 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.6 Measures to counter threats to biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 213-220. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet13.13 mb pdf
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Chapter 3. Biodiversity of marine habitats - 3.7 The outlook for marine biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 220-226. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet9.79 mb pdf
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.1 Overview. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 227. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.65 mb pdf
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.2 Introduction. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 228-237. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet19.33 mb pdf
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.3 Economic benefits of biodiversity conservation in Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 237-262. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet45.41 mb pdf
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.4 The cost of conserving biological resources and biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 263-270. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet14.6 mb pdf
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.5 Economic factors affecting natural resource use and biodiversity conservation. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 271-274. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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Chapter 4. Economics of biodiversity conservation in Namibia - 4.6 Conclusions and recommendations. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 274-278. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet7.03 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.1 The convention on biological diversity (CBD) and Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 279-280. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.32 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.2 Threats to biodiversity in Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 280. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.56 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.3 Environmental law in the context of Namibia's political and legal system. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 280-281. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.28 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.4 Pertinent obligations under the CBD. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 281-283. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet5.61 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.5 Traditional legal methods of conserving biodiversity in Namibia. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 283-289. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.6 Innovative methods to conserve biodiversity. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 289-292. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.41 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.7 Other aspects of CBD. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 292-294. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.74 mb pdf
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Chapter 5. Environmental legislation in Namibia - 5.8 Conclusions and the way forward. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 294-297. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.37 mb pdf
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.84 mb pdf
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Chapter 6. Future priorities, research needs and actions - 6.3 Other priority actions. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 301-303. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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Appendices 1-13. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. pp. 306-325. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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Index. In: Biological Diversity in Namibia: A Country Study. Ed. P Barnard. Namibian National Biodiversity Task Force, Windhoek
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.44 mb pdf
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1998 Book, Book Section, Booklet11.27 mb pdf
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