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The sixth Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS opened this Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, the Minister of State and many leading personalities. It will run until November 25.
November 24 will mark the 20th anniversary of ACCOBAMS, the intergovernmental agreement to mitigate the threats to marine mammals, in particular by improving the state of knowledge of these animals and by implementing appropriate conservation measures.
In his speech Prince Albert underlined that “ACCOBAMS, the true ambassador for the protection of the oceans and the conservation of migratory species, has been able to serve as an example over 20 years in other areas of the world such as the Red Sea, the African coasts, the Pacific and the Caribbean.”
Since the creation of ACCOBAMS, member states have adopted numerous resolutions covering a wide range of topics relevant to the conservation of cetaceans in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the adjacent Atlantic area. The Permanent Secretariat has set up various forms of scientific cooperation aimed at acquiring a better knowledge of cetaceans and their environment and has developed collaborations with other international organisations.
HE Mr Serge Telle, Minister of State, HE Mr. Xavier Sticker, President of the Agreement, and Ms Florence Descroix-Comanducci, Executive Secretary also signed the amendment to the Headquarters Agreement for the Permanent Secretariat based in Monaco.
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