7th Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS Concluded

  • Dates

    5 - 8 November 2019

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  • City, Country

    Istanbul, TURKEY

  • The 7th Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS was held in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul Hotel, from 5 to 8 November 2019.

    Representatives of the 20 States Party to the Agreement took part in the Meeting: Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine. Two non-Party States, Israel and the Russian Federation, were represented by observers.

    Inter-governmental Organizations were represented as well: the International Whaling Commission (IWC), 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 Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (UNEP/MAP/SPA-RAC), the Black Sea Commission (BSC), the European Commission, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the Pelagos Agreement, and the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med).

    The following Partners were represented: ALNILAM, CIMA Research Foundation, EcoOcean Institut, Green Balkans, Mare Nostrum NGO, Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD), Marine Protected Area “Capo Carbonara”, OceanCare, Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW), Tethys Research Institute, Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), and WWF Mediterranean Programme Office.

    Other inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions were represented: International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), Kadir Has University, Marine Conservation Research International (MCR), I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, and SINAY.


    Photos taken during the MOP7 can be downloaded here.