2nd Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS Concluded

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    9 - 12 November 2004

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    Palma de Mallorca

  • Following the entry into force of the Agreement on 1st June 2001 and the First Meeting of the Parties held in Monaco in February-March 2002, the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), was held from 9th to 12th November 2004 at the Hotel Meliá Pala  Atenea in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

    Representatives of the following States Parties to the Agreement took part in the meeting: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia and Ukraine (as observer).

    Representatives of other riparian States – Cyprus, Italy and United Kingdom – and of the European Commission also took part in the Meeting as observers.

    Representatives of the following intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and scientific institutions or bodies also attended the Meeting as observers: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS), UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), Commission Internationale pour l’exploration Scientifique de la Mediterranee (CIESM), Council of Europe/Bern
    Convention, World Conservation Union (IUCN), International Whaling Commission (IWC), Istituto Centrale per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica Applicata al Mare (ICRAM), Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), Swiss Cetacean Society (SCS), Institute for Marine Research Conservation (Blue World), Tethys Research Institute, Spanish Cetacean Society (SEC), ASMS Ocean Care, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Grupo Balear d’Ornitologia i defensa de la Naturaleza (GOB) and Ocean Alliance.