4th Meeting of the Signatories of Pacific Islands Cetaceans MOU


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The 4th Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Cetaceans and their Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region (PIC MOS4), organised in cooperation with the SPREP Secretariat, will take place online on 5 and 6 August 2021 from 12:00 to 16:30 Western Samoa Time (UTC +13).

Registration: Signatories, Collaborating Organisations, non-signatory Range States and Territories, and observers should please register by 15 July 2021.  

Signatories: a Letter of Credentials is required from the Signatories, listing the composition of the delegation.  Please send through an electronic copy of the duly signed credentials to [email protected] by 30 July 2021

Observers: Non-Signatories to the MOU from the Pacific Islands Region, as well as organisations that are concerned with the conservation, protection and management of cetaceans in the Pacific Islands Region, are very welcome to attend the meeting as observers.  Please register by 15 July 2021.

Documents: Meeting documents will be posted on this page as they become available.  Signatories, Collaborating Organisations and Observers are welcome to suggest publication of information documents (such as reports and other papers) relevant to the agenda items, noting however that discussion time is very limited.  Any documents should be sent to [email protected] by 15 July 2021.


05 Aug 2021 to 06 Aug 2021
CMS InstrumentPacific Islands Cetaceans

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CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.2 Whales in a Changing Ocean
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.3 Whales in Warming Water
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.4a Reports from Collaborating Organizations on Implementation of the MOU: South Pacific Whale Research Consortium
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.4b Reports from Collaborating Organizations on Implementation of the MOU: Whale and Dolphin Conservation
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.4c Reports from Collaborating Organizations on Implementation of the MOU: International Fund for Animal Welfare
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.2.4d Reports from Collaborating Organizations on Implementation of the MOU: World Wide Fund for Nature – Pacific
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.2 Abstract: Responding to Large Whale Entanglement: A Global Initiative of the International Whaling Commission
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.3a Report on Analyses of the 2016/2020 PNA FAD Tracking Programme
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.3b Abstract: Fish Aggregating Devices (FADS) and Cetaceans in the PNA Purse Seine Fishery
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.4 Abstract: Important Marine Mammal Areas in the Pacific
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.5 Abstract: Whale Watching and Swimming in the Kingdom of Tonga
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.6a Abstract: Overview of the Strandings of Oceania Database
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.6b Abstract: IWC Strandings Initiative
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.8 Predicting the Impacts of Mining Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules in the Pacific Ocean: A Review of Scientific Literature
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.9a Nature's Solution to Climate Change
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.9b Pacific Island Whales in a Changing Climate
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.9c Application of a Multi-disciplinary Approach to reveal Population Structure and Southern Ocean feeding grounds of Humpback Whales
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.9d Environmental Drivers of Humpback Whale Foraging Behavior in the Remote Southern Ocean
CMS/PIC/MOS4/Inf.3.1.9e Combining Regional Habitat Selection Models for Large-Scale Prediction: Circumpolar Habitat Selection of Southern Ocean Humpback Whales