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The DLIST email newsletter goes to all registered DLIST members, as well as many non members. In each edition, we make a summary of recent happenings in the DLIST world, as well as events in the broader environment which look as if they are likely to have an impact on the sustainable management of our coastal resources.

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Issue 1 - Marine Litter
Our first newsletter deals with the growing coastal issue of Marine Litter. The feature article reports on the recent BCLME Marine Litter programme, while the BCLME programme is also the focus of the featured partner section. We also report on the Angolan NBSAP, runaway success of the Strandloper Guide and the start of the DLIST distance learning course in Environmental Engineering.

Issue 2 - Coastal Tourism
Our second newsletter deals with the environmental and social issues raised on DLIST related to increased tourism along the west coast.. The feature article reports on tourism contingency planning over festive season in Walvis Bay, while the NACOMA programme is focussed in the partner section. We also report on an Angolan environmental NGO, the pending World Heritage status of the Richtersveld conservancy and the new schools eco-club in Port Nolloth.

Issue 3 - Artisenal fisheries
Read more about the opening of an Environmental Resource Centre at CPUT, as well as the recent International Waters conference in Cape Town. We also have reports from Namibia and Angola on artisenal fishing, and feature "Urban Sprout" - a new online directory and community blog focussing on eco friendly alternatives to products we use regularly.

Issue 4 - Various
Environmental organisations, film producers and environmental experts who were involved in the Earthnotes travelling film festival tell us about some of topics discussed during the screenings. Read about nuclear waste in Namaqualand, SASSI’s responsible seafood consumption appeal, the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, tips to reduce our waste and save water, the power of documentaries, wetlands in Angola, and deforestation in Namibia. Find out about our new Partner, the Garden Route Environmental Education Network.

Issue 5 - Social Responsibility: Is it an Idle Idea?

This issue’s feature article brings us the concerns of a community member who questions the responsibility of mining houses towards the social upliftment of the communities where they operate. Yet this issue is also filled with new initiatives that show a commitment to responsible environmental and social development, hopefully bringing inspiration to many. Read about an exciting new project for local biodiversity protection in Walvis Bay, recent aquaculture developments in Angola, the launch of a transfrontier project to protect the coastal and marine resources of the East coast of Africa, and a wealth of activities undertaken by DLIST partners in Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Find out about our new partner, Drynet, who is rising up to the challenge of desertification.

Issue 6 - Various
In this issue our feature article takes a look at the intricacies of information sharing along the Benguela coastline. As our featured partner the Richtersveld World Heritage Site management shares with us their triumphs, challenges and the way ahead. We also report on the renewed conservation efforts being undertaken in Angola, the interaction between humans and wildlife, an update on the activities that DLIST and its partners have been involved with, and the news of 2 exciting new distance learning courses presently on offer!

Issue 7 - Various
The first newsletter edition for 2010 brings you updates on the progress of the Benguela Current Commission (BCC) as its feature article. Our featured partner is the new DLIST developed for the east side of Africa, the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME). Also read about sustainable tourism initiatives in Mozambique, a new indigenous knowledge book that will soon be published and the ground breaking work that the coastal policy team in Namibia have been undertaking.

If you have news you feel should be added to our next newsletter, feel free to contact the DLIST team.