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Paragraphs in "Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region" coded as DESCR

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Pre.1 The Contracting Parties,
Pre.2 Conscious of the economic, social and health value of the marine environment and coastal areas of the West and Central African Region,
Pre.3 Fully aware of their responsibility to preserve their natural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,
Pre.4 Recognizing the threat to the marine and coastal environment, its ecological equilibrium, resources and legitimate uses posed by pollution and by the absence of an integration of an environmental dimension into the development process,
Pre.5 Realizing fully the need for co-operation among the Contracting Parties in order to ensure sustainable, environmentally-sound development through a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach,
Pre.6 Realizing also the need for a carefully planned research, monitoring and assessment programme in view of the scarcity of scientific information on marine pollution in the West and Central African Region,
Pre.7 Noting that existing conventions concerning marine pollution do not cover, in spite of the progress achieved, all aspects and sources of marine pollution and do not entirely meet the special requirements of the West and Central African Region,
Pre.8 Have agreed as follows: