[MARMAM] Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium
charles.anderson11 at btinternet.com
Thu Mar 16 10:22:58 PDT 2017
This is the first announcement for the second Indian Ocean Cetacean
Symposium, to be held in the Maldives in May-June 2019.
Nearly a decade has rushed by since the first Indian Ocean Cetacean
Symposium, held in Maldives in July 2009:
This decade has seen an expansion of cetacean research in the Indian Ocean,
but also continued pressure on Indian Ocean cetacean populations from
several sources, notably fisheries bycatch. This symposium will provide an
opportunity for active cetacean researchers from across the region to
gather, to present findings, and to plan collaborative research activities.
It will also bring together representatives of international organisations
concerned with cetacean research and conservation.
2019 will be the 40th anniversary year of the declaration of the IWC's
Indian Ocean Sanctuary. One of the objectives of the IOS is to promote
benign research on cetaceans, and this Symposium will provide a timely
opportunity to review such activities.
The Symposium will be hosted by the Maldivian Marine Research Centre
(www.mrc.gov.mv). Dates and venue are now being finalized. If you would like
to register to receive further information please contact:
Ms Mariyam Nazeefa, mnazeefa at mrc.gov.mv <mailto:mnazeefa at mrc.gov.mv%0d>
We look forward to meeting some of you here in the beautiful Maldives in
Charles Anderson and Shiham Adam
Republic of Maldives
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