Western Indian Ocean Environment Outlook
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It is widely recognized that islands, especially small island states, have many common features which make them economically, ecologically and geopolitically vulnerable to external shocks, and therefore that they function at a disadvantage compared to larger states. Some of the features that give rise to this vulnerability include small size, isolation from major markets, ecological fragility, geographic dispersion and limited resources (Commonwealth Secretariat 1997)......
Spatial CoverageWestern Indian Ocean
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