Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation
and Management of Marine Turtles and their Habitats
of the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia took effect
on 1 September 2001.
- The Memorandum has now been signed by the following
States: Australia, Cambodia, Comoros, Islamic Republic
of Iran, Kenya, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines,
Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania, United Kingdom,
United States of America, and Vietnam.
- The CMS Secretariat is pleased to announce that
the First Meeting of the Signatory States will be
held at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC),
Rajdamnern Ave, Bangkok, Thailand, from 22-24 January
2003. The meeting is being organized by the CMS
Secretariat, in its capacity as interim secretariat
for the MoU, in collaboration with the UNEP Regional
Office for Asia and the Pacific, with which the
future secretariat for the Memorandum of Understanding
is to be co-located.
here for Conference Documents
here for IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Status Report (as
of 19 December 2002)