25 years of Cetacean Conservation and more actions to pursue….

This 24 November 2021 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the signature of the ACCOBAMS Agreement, established in 1996 under the auspices of the Bonn Convention (CMS).

The success of a mission is determined by the coherence of its objectives, its driving force, continuous work and indispensable resilience. During its existence, ACCOBAMS has been able to gather the resilience required to reformulate its approaches, thanks to a strong joint determination, as well as the unwavering support of the Principality of Monaco, which has hosted the Secretariat since its origin.

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Release of ACCOBAMS New book on the Conservation status of Cetaceans

On the occasion of ACCOBAMS 25th Anniversary, we are thrilled to announce the release of ACCOBAMS New book on the Conservation status of Cetaceans!

Dr. Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Dr. Arda M. Tonay have turned a decade of monitoring and research work conducted by dedicated experts and scientists throughout the area, including the ASI results, into this publication that provides the most up-to-date status of knowledge of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and adjacent areas. This is the third ACCOBAMS assessment of the conservation status of cetacean species in the face of environmental change and impact of human activities. It offers as well an outstanding foundation for further reflection including on priority actions.

You can access the book here

Latest GFCM publications on incidental catches

GFCM recently published two reports related to monitoring and mitigation of incidental catches of vulnerable species.

 – GFCM Studies and Reviews 100. Overview of mitigation measures to reduce the incidental catch of vulnerable species in fisheries

 – GFCM Studies and Reviews 101. Incidental catch of vulnerable species in Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries: a review


Both publications were developed in collaboration with ACCOBAMS as part of the projects on interactions with fisheries funded by the MAVA Foundation over the last years.

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