4th Biennial Conference – CSMC4

This is the First announcement for the Fourth Biennial Conference (CSMC4) that will take place in Oran (Algeria), from 11th to 13th November 2017.

The aim of the Biennial Conference is to assess the knowledge acquired on cetaceans in the South of the Mediterranean, identify potential gaps and stimulate the development of conservation actions in order to promote the implementation of the ACCOBAMS Agreement. Through its regular organisation, this Conference will allow cetacean specialists, active in the South of the Mediterranean, to exchange their experience and their data and to discuss the best approaches and priority actions for a better knowledge on cetacean populations in this region where data still remain sporadic and scarce. This Conference also aims at involving the student community and at rising awareness of future managers and stakeholders concerning marine issues.

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Funding opportunity / Ford Motor Company’s Conservation & Environmental Grants programme

The ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat is pleased to inform you about a funding opportunity of interest for the ACCOBAMS area.  

Ford Motor Company’s Conservation & Environmental Grants programme for the Middle East is now open.

The application deadline is 13 July 2017. The Ford Grants support ongoing and non-profit projects focused on Conservation Engineering, Protection of the Natural Environment and Environmental Education. For 2017, a total of US$100,000 is available for deserving initiatives in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen. Additional information, as well as the form to be filled, can be found on the webpage of the programme: https://www.me.ford.com/en/omn/about/environment/overview/  

Please do not hesitate to contact the ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat for support in preparing project proposal.