4th Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS Concluded

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    9-12 November 2010

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  • Following the entry into force of the Agreement on 1st June 2001, the First Meeting of the Parties held in Monaco in 2002, the Second Meeting of the Parties held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2004 and the Third Meeting of the Parties in 2007 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the Fourth 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 in Monaco at the Méridien Plaza Beach Hotel, from 9th to12th November 2010.

    Representatives of the following States Parties to the Agreement took part in the Meeting: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Ukraine.

    The following countries were represented by observers: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo and Turkey.

    The following Intergovernmental Organisations were represented: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of wild animals (CMS), UNEP MAP/Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), Permanent Secretariat of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM), International Whaling Commission (IWC), General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), Global Marine and Polar Programme – International Union for Conservation of Nature (GMPP – IUCN), League of Arab States.

    The following Partners were represented: Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation – Brema Laboratory – European Cetacean Society (ECS) – Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés (GREC) – International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Marine Mammal Research & Conservation Society (Morigenos) – Oceana – Ocean Care – Souffleurs d’écume – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).

    The following other nongovernmental organisations and institutions were represented: Bluwest – Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) – Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MEDPAN) – SOS Grand Bleu.


    Meeting documents are available upon request to the Permanent Secretariat