This document contributes to strengthening subregional cooperation to address challenges in protecting the marine environment in Northeast Asia by providing an overview on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in North-East Asia; inadequacies in existing MPA management structures; how MPA networks can be used as a tool to facilitate cooperation; and the launching of a North-East Asian MPA Network.
This document reviews the current situation on the development of environmental sensitivity index maps by NOWPAP Member states, and compares each of these developments to determine the next term’s short, mid-, and long-term activities in order to find an appropriate direction in which NOWPAP Members can proceed.
This report summarizes the current status of the marine environment in the NOWPAP region, describes major existing and emerging environmental problems, highlights knowledge gaps, and presents approaches on how to move forward to solve these problems.
This overview focuses on national environmental legislation, policies, programs and institutional arrangements related to dealing with marine litter in the NOWPAP region. It has been compiled using the latest data and information provided by NOWPAP member states, and will possibly be useful for people who are interested in taking a glimpse at the current situation (legal aspects) in the region.
This document outlines the NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan, the purpose of which is to provide a framework under which NOWPAP Members may co-operate at the operational level in responding to oil and HNS spill incidents.
This report is a part of DINRAC efforts to establish a database on marine and coastal nature reserves in the NOWPAP region; improve understanding on the current situation and future developments of nature reserves; and prepare a review on nature reserves found in the region. It is hoped that this review which will help improve understanding on the current situation and management of key nature reserves of NOWPAP member states.
This regional overview focuses on introducing the existing national and international legal frameworks in NOWPAP member states - related to environmental protection. It has been finalized based on the latest data and information provided by NOWPAP member states and provides useful information for people who may be interested in taking a glimpse at the current situation (legal aspects) in the region.
This document broadly discusses the NOWPAP regional action plan on marine litter (RAPMALI), beginning with the goals and objectives of the plan, moving into a discussion on its implementation, and concluding with a proposed work plan and budget for the years 2008 and 2009.
This publication is intended to provide information for the general public, governments and private sector on the marine litter problem and its solutions in the NOWPAP region. The publication consists of two parts (which were published separately by NOWPAP in 2007): - Part I: Regional Overview of Marine Litter in the NOWPAP Region; and - Part II: NOWPAP Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
This publication provides an overview of integrated coastal and river basin management in the NOWPAP region. It covers topics such as the experiences of ICARM planning and implementation in the region, and national and international policies and laws related to ICARM, and concludes with a description of proposed national ICARM-related activities and priorities, and possible areas for improvement in the region.