Establishing medium-term implementation priorities for the Pacific Cetaceans MoU

CMS Secretariat, 20th July, 2012

The Pacific Cetaceans MoU 3rd Meeting of the Signatories, held in Noumea (8th September) 2012 was pleased that the agenda developed under the regional Whale and Dolphin Action Plan (WDAP) was both ambitious and comprehensive, and represented a solid regional foundation for moving forward. Signatories agreed that establishing medium-term implementation priorities would help prioritize the WDAP work areas; assist partners identify where resource is most urgently needed; and provide a tangible means of measuring collective progress. At the same time Signatories also wished to provide input relevant for the implementation of the CMS Global Programme of Work for Cetaceans and the CMS Scientific Council review of the Concerted and Cooperative Action Species.

To commence this process, Pacific Cetaceans MoU Signatories were invited to:

1) review the WDAP priority activities, and actions from the CMS Global Programme of Work for Cetaceans and the CMS Scientific Council review and ascertain which are of immediate specific priority for the Pacific Cetacean MoU Signatories to implement nationally or regionally; and

2) identify any new activities that are of particular relevance to Pacific Cetacean MoU Signatories

Wild Migration entered into a formal agreement with CMS to support the Secretariat and Pacific Island Signatories with this task.

The document was finalized in June and will be circulated to Signatories shortly.

Last updated on 05 March 2014

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Marine mammals