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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 Instrument||Pacific Islands Cetaceans|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.1.4b/Rev.1||Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.1.4c||Provisional List of Participants|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.2.1||Report of the Secretariat|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.2.2||Report from SPREP|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.2.3||Regional Marine Species Action Plans Implementation Review 2021|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.3.2||Draft Pacific Islands Regional Marine Species Programme / Whale and Dolphin Action Plan 2022-2026|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.4.2||Options for the Provision of Technical Advice|
|CMS/PIC/MOS4/Doc.4.3/Rev.1||Funding Opportunities and Fundraising Resources for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Pacific Islands Region|
|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|