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This publication aims at assisting the countries of the West and Central African region in their efforts to protect the marine environment and achieve sustainable development. It provides data and information for a comprehensive regional review on land-based sources and activities affecting the quality of the marine, coastal and associated freshwater environment. It addresses natural conditions and processes, anthropogenic impacts and its socio-economic implications, including losses of cultural heritage sites. The overview also contains information on emerging and foreseeable problems in the region, proposing priorities for action, and regional and international activities for cooperation.