6th Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS Concluded

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    22-25 November 2016

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  • The Sixth Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS) was held in Monaco, at the Novotel Hotel, from 22nd to 25th November 2016.

    Representatives of the following States Party to the Agreement took part in the Meeting: Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia and Ukraine.

    The following inter-governmental Organizations were represented: the Black Sea Commission (BSC), the European Union, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the League of Arab States, the Pelagos Agreement, the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS), the UNEP/CMS Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (UNEP/ASCOBANS), the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP), the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP/RAC-SPA).

    The following Partners were represented: Association Monegasque pour la Protection de la Nature, EcoOcean Institut, EDMAKTUB, GIS3M, IFAW, Mare Nostrum, Musée Océanographique de Monaco, OceanCare, Oceanomare Delphis Onlus, Parc National de Port Cros, SOS Grand Bleu, Souffleurs d’écume, Tethys Research Institute, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), WWF International, WWF France.

    Other inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions were represented: Humane Society International (HSI) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


    Meeting documents are available upon request to the Permanent Secretariat