Through a decision taken at a 2007 intergovernmental meeting in Johannesburg, a Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force (WIO-MTTF) was established under the Nairobi Convention, in partnership with the IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU.
The body has been set up to promote implementation in the WIO region of the Conservation and Management Plan of the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU. It recognises that the Nairobi Convention provides a useful political platform for raising the profile of marine turtle conservation issues in the region, while the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU offers a comprehensive conservation plan combined with effective monitoring of implementation.
The Terms of Reference for the WIO-MTTF are available here.
A list of the Task Force Members (nominated by Western Indian Ocean Range States), is available here.
Reports of the meetings of the WIO-MTTF are available at the links below:
Sixth Meeting of the WIO-MTTF (Bonn, Germany, 7 September 2014)
Fifth Meeting of the WIO-MTTF (informal, Maputo, Mozambique, 28 October-2 November 2013)
Fourth Meeting of the WIO-MTTF (Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 4‐7 December 2012)
Third Meeting - no information available
Second Meeting of the WIO-MTTF (informal, St. Denis, La Réunion, France, 23 August 2009)
First Meeting of the WIO-MTTF (Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 27-29 February 2008)