From the 06 Dec 2021 to 07 Dec 2021 will be ASCOBAN’s annual meetings. The Steering Group for the ASCOBANS Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea (North Sea Group) will review progress under the action plan, learn about complementary initiatives, and aim to move implementation forward.
Online registration: Please register for the meeting here by 6 November 2021. North Sea Group Members, their Advisers, a representative of the ASCOBANS Jastarnia Group, invited experts, and approved observers may participate in the meeting. Kindly refer to the Terms of Reference of the North Sea Group.
What is ASCOBANS?
ASCOBANS was concluded in 1991 as the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention) and entered into force in 1994. In February 2008, an extension of the agreement area came into force which changed the name to “Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas“. ASCOBANS is open for accession by all Range States (i.e. any state that exercises jurisdiction over any part of the range of a species covered by the Agreement or whose flag vessels engage in operations adversely affecting small cetaceans in the Agreement area) and by regional economic integration organisations. To know more about it.