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Dates of Interest
 


      Dates of Interest

Date Event
2015  
03
March

United Nations ‘World Wildlife Day’

For more information, visit the World Wildlife Day Website.

03-06
March

11th Meeting of the Ecologically Related Species Working Group of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)
Venue: Tokyo, Japan

To see documents for the meeting, visit the CCSBT Website.

24-25
March

Regional Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation in Asia -- organised by IUCN Pakistan under the ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles on Coastal Areas of Pakistan Project, which is funded by USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program
Venue: Karachi, Pakistan

You can download the call for papers.

23-27
March

CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-East Indian Ocean region
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

For more information, download the CBD notification 2014-128.
15-17
April

Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop of the East Coastal States of India:  to “Address Increased Mortalities and Other Issues of Endangered Sea Turtles along the East Coast of India”.
organised by Andhra Pradesh Forest Department (APFD) with support from East Godavari Riverine Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Foundation, a facility under GOI-UNDP-MOEF-GEF, and in collaboration with Terra Marine Research Institute-India, WWF, Olive Ridley Project, and Turtle Action Group-India
Venue: Vishakhapatnam, APTDC Resort, Rushikonda, Andhra Pradesh, India

For more information, download the Agenda of the workshop.

19-24
April

35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
Venue: Mulga, Turkey

For more information, read the corresponding announcement on the Marine Turtle Newsletter.

20-25
April

CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas region
Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For more information, download the CBD notification 2014-129.
27 April -
01 Mai

19th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (S19)
Venue: Busan, Rep. of Korea

For more information, visit the IOTC website.
22
May

United Nations ‘International Day for Biological Diversity’

For more information, visit the Convention on Biological Diversity Website or the United Nations Website.

23-27
May

Second Meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

For more information, visit the UNEA Website.

11-14
June

2015 International Summit on Fibropapillomatosis of Marine Turtles: ‘Global Status, Trends, and Population Impacts’
Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii

For more information, see the first announcement on Facebook.

22-24
June

8th Conference of Parties Meeting for the Nairobi Convention
Venue: Mahe, Seychelles

For more information, see the announcement on the Nairobi Convention website.

24-26
June

7th Conference of the Parties (COP 7) of the Inter-American Convention (IAC) for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico

To download the meeting agenda and other meeting documents, visit the IAC website.

28 June -
08 July

World Heritage Convention (WHC): 39th Session of the Committee
Venue: Bonn, Germany

For more information, visit the UNESCO website.
28 - 29
August

Regional workshop on the establishment of a marine turtle task force in the Northern Indian Ocean
Venue: Male, Maldives

More information to come on the IOSEA website.
01-02
September

IOSEA Meeting on the status of marine turtle conservation in Malaysia
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

More information to come on the IOSEA website.
7-11
September

11th Meeting of the Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB) of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
Venue: Olhão, Portugal

For more information, visit the IOTC Website.

8-10
September

2nd Francophone Conference on Marine Turtle Conservation organised by the "French Marine Turtle Group" ("Groupe Tortues Marines France", GTMF), a working group animated by the Natural Heritage Department ("Service du Patrimoine Naturel") of the National Natural History Museum ("Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle") in Paris, on behalf of the French Ministry of Environment.
Venue: Paris, France

For more information, visit the website of the conference or directly download the meeting agenda (all in French).

21-25
September

26th Meeting of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Venue: Apia, Samoa

For more information, download Circular 15/14.

18-22
October

CMS-IOTC Capacity building workshop to support progress on the implementation of the IOTC Regional Observer Scheme (Resolution 11/04): Oman, I.R. Iran and Pakistan
Venue: Muscat, Oman

More information to come on the IOSEA website.

23-27
October
18th Session of the Indian Ocean and Tuna Commission (IOTC) Scientific Committee
Venue: Bali, Indonesia

For more information and to access the agenda of the meeting, visit the IOTC website.

26-31
October

Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium
Venue: Durban, South Africa

For more information, visit the WIOMSA Website.

9-11
November

World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit
Venue: Singapore

For more information, visit the WOC Website.

2016  
29 February
4 March

36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (ISTS36)
Venue: Lima, Peru

More information to come.

 Pending 17th Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP17)
Venue: South Africa
4-17
December

13th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13)
Venue: Los Cabos, Mexico

For more information, download the CBD notification 2015-003.

 

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