<div dir="ltr"><h1 style="text-align:center;margin:12pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:16pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Dear Friends and Colleagues, </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">This message is to invite
you to sign onto the attached statement of concern, which we hope speaks
for itself. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Many of us have worked on
cetacean conservation for some time, and whilst there are some signs of population
recoveries in some cases, the situation for many populations and
species is still deteriorating and, for some, it is critical. So, it seems
appropriate for those of us with expertise to now stand together, highlight
this situation and call for more action.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">If you would like to add
your name onto the list of supporters of the statement, please send to us</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> the following: </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 47.25pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">· your name as you would like it to appear; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 47.25pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">· any letters that you would like to display after your name; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 47.25pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">· the name of your institution; and </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 47.25pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">· your country. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 47.25pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Our emails are </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:black"><a href="mailto:mark.simmonds@sciencegyre.co.uk" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(5,99,193)">mark.simmonds@sciencegyre.co.uk</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"> and </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:black"><a href="mailto:elsvermeulen5@gmail.com" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(5,99,193)">elsvermeulen5@gmail.com</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">The document has been reviewed and we are
unable at this stage to accept any proposals for changes. </span><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:10pt">Apart from personal
support, we are also looking for people to help launch it, so that people in
positions of influence take note of it. This will happen in about two weeks’
time. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:black">A
final copy of the statement will be published on the Mammal Research Institute
Whale Unit’s website with an updated list of names in due course  (</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:black">www.mammalresearchinstitute.science/whale-unit)</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Thank you for taking the
time to look at this.  We hope you will support it.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Apologies for any
cross-posting.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Take good care,</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Best wishes,</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;line-height:11.75pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)">Mark and Els</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;color:rgb(34,34,34)"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%"> </span></p></span></h1><h1 align="center" style="text-align:center;margin:12pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:16pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB"><br></span></h1><h1 align="center" style="text-align:center;margin:12pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:16pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB">THE REAL AND
IMMINENT EXTINCTION RISK TO WHALES, DOLPHINS AND PORPOISES:<br>
AN OPEN LETTER FROM [NUMBER] CETACEAN SCIENTISTS [date]</span></h1>

<h2 style="margin:2pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:13pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB"> </span></h2>

<h2 style="margin:2pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:13pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Statement
of concern</span></h2>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">We, the undersigned scientists, raise here
our gravest concerns about the extinction risk to many species and populations
of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises).</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Each one of us is a cetacean specialist and
each one of us believes this issue is now critical.  The lack of concrete action to address threats
adversely affecting cetaceans in our increasingly busy, polluted,
over-exploited and human-dominated seas and major river systems, means that many,
one after another, will likely be declared extinct within our lifetimes. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Even the large whales are not safe. The
recent listing of the North Atlantic right whale, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);border:1pt none windowtext;padding:0cm;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Eubalaena glacialis</span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);border:1pt none windowtext;padding:0cm;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">,</span> by the International Union for Conservation of
Nature (IUCN) as Critically Endangered reveals the serious failure of its relatively
wealthy range countries to address a critical decline. Moreover, the factors
driving this ongoing decline are well known, and, we believe, could be
addressed. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="border:1pt none windowtext;padding:0cm">Only
a few hundred <span style="color:black">North Atlantic right whale adults remain
and, unless<b> </b></span>appropriate<span style="color:red"> </span><span style="color:black">action comes soon, we will undoubtedly lose this entire
species.</span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">Similarly,
the Critically Endangered vaquita, <i>Phocoena sinus</i>, of the Gulf of
California, <span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Mexico, sits poised on the
knife-edge of extinction, with an estimated population size that may be as
low as only ten individuals.</span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">It is now almost inevitable that these two
species will follow the baiji or Chinese river dolphin, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);border:1pt none windowtext;padding:0cm;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Lipotes vexillifer, </span></i>down the road to
extinction. The baiji was identified as ‘Possibly Extinct’ by the IUCN in 2017
and, regrettably, there is little hope for this species. We believe, in all
three cases, that enough was known about the situation of the species concerned
for these dramatic declines to have been avoided, but that the political will
to take action has been lacking. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The bleak outlook for these three
species shows how often too little is done too late. Of the 90 living species
of cetaceans, more than half now have a concerning conservation status
according to the IUCN, wit</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">h </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">13 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">species listed as ‘Critically Endangered’
or ‘Endangered’,</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black"> 7 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">as ‘Vulnerable</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">’ and 7 as ‘Near Threatened’,
whilst 24 species are ‘Data Deficient’. These ‘Data Deficient’ species may also
be imperilled.  We simply do not know.
This lack of clear information about so many species and populations is itself
a major concern.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additionally,
there are 32 subspecies and other distinct cetacean populations which are
presently either Endangered or Critically Endangered (please see the list below
for further details), and with ongoing research we are recognizing more
populations of cetaceans that are discrete and require conservation action. Regrettably,
as the cases of the Lahille’s bottlenose dolphin<i><span style="color:rgb(28,29,30);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> (Tursiops truncatus gephyreus)</span></i><span style="color:rgb(28,29,30);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> of the
subtropical western South Atlantic</span>, the Gulf of Corinth common dolphin (<i>Delphinus
delphis)</i> and the orcas (<i>Orcinus orca)</i> of the Strait of Gibraltar all
illustrate, recognition of their distinctiveness may coincide with the
realization that their population is already in danger of extinction.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cetacean populations are adversely
affected by many interacting factors, including chemical and noise pollution,
loss of habitat and prey, climate change and ship-strikes. For many, foremost
among these threats is incidental take in fishing operations.  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bearing these urgent matters in mind and with
the knowledge that cetacean populations can be lost very quickly, we call on:</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">countries with cetaceans
in their waters to take precautionary action to ensure these species and
populations are adequately protected from human activities, including implementing
appropriate and fully resourced monitoring. We note that improved monitoring
technologies now offer new opportunities to observe and address activities at
sea; and </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt 36pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">all nations to both work
with and strengthen the relevant international bodies that seek to address
threats to cetaceans, including, but not limited to, the International Whaling
Commission and the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild
Animals, both of which are generating important conservation initiatives at
this time. Foremost among other relevant international organisations are the regional
fisheries bodies, which can address fishing-related threats to cetaceans,
noting the urgent need to address such impacts on many populations. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Finally, we note that cetacean
conservation, like much that relates to the marine environment, may be a
concern that seems remote to many people. However, as the COVID-19  pandemic has shown, our connection to nature
is a key component in our own wellbeing. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are seen
and enjoyed all over the world, and are valued as sentient, intelligent, social
and inspiring species; we should not deny future generations the opportunity to
experience them. They are also sentinels of the health of our seas, oceans and,
in some cases, major river systems and the role of cetaceans in maintaining
productive aquatic ecosystems, which are key for our survival as well as
theirs, is also becoming clearer. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Please bring this statement to the
attention of the relevant policy makers in your country and help us to help the
cetaceans.   </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><br></p>

<h2 style="margin:2pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:13pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB">Species and populations of cetaceans that are deemed at
risk of extinction</span></h2>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The list shows only the species,
subspecies and distinct populations labelled as ‘Critically Endangered’ (CR), ‘Endangered’
(EN) or ‘Vulnerable’ (VU) and displays the latest assessment by the IUCN (highlighted
in <span style="color:red">red)</span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">and, where available, the
previous assessment, with their dates. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">‘Global population’ refers to the status
of the whole species or subspecies.  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The population trend is also noted: I =
Increasing, D = Decreasing, S = Stable, ? = Unknown.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Balaenidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bowhead whale, <i>Balaena mysticetus</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">East
Greenland-Svalbard-Barents Sea subpopulation 2012: CR, 2018: <span style="color:red">EN, </span>? </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Okhotsk Sea subpopulation 2012: EN, 2018: <span style="color:red">EN,</span>
D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">North Atlantic right whale, <i>Eubalaena glacialis</i>, Global population,
2018: EN, 2020:<span style="color:red"> CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">                              European population, 2007: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">North Pacific right whale, <i>Eubalaena japonica</i>, Global population,
2008: EN, 2017: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?               </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">                              Northeast
Pacific subpopulation, 2008: CR, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Southern right whale, <i>Eubalaena australis</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Chile-Peru subpopulation, 2013: CR, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR</span>,
?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Balaenopteridae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Blue whale, <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>, Global population, 2008: EN, 2018: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">                              European
population 2007: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Antarctic blue whale, <i>Balaenoptera musculus </i>ssp<i>. intermedia</i>,
Global population 2008: CR, 2018: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bryde’s whale, <i>Balaenoptera edeni</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gulf of
Mexico subpopulation, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fin whale, <i>Balaenoptera physalus,</i> Global
population, 2013: EN, 2018: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">                              </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population 2011: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Humpback whale, <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i> </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Oceania
subpopulation, 2008: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, I </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Arabian
Sea subpopulation 2008: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sei whale, <i>Balaenoptera borealis</i>, Global
population, 2008: EN, 2018: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">                              </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">European
population, 2007: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Eschrichtiidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gray whale, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Eschrichtius robustus</span></i></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 54pt;text-indent:18pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Western North Pacific subpopulation, 2008: CR,
2018: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Delphinidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Atlantic humpback dolphin, <i>Sousa teuszii</i>, Global population, 2012:
VU, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Australian humpback dolphin, <i>Sousa sahulensis</i>, Global population,
2015: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Australian snubfin dolphin, <i>Orcaella heinsohni</i>, Global population,
2008: NT, 2017:<span style="color:red"> VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Common bottlenose dolphin, <i>Tursiops truncatus</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population, 2009: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fiordland
subpopulation, New Zealand, 2010: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Black Sea bottlenose dolphin, <i>Tursiops truncatus </i>ssp.<i> ponticus</i>, Global population, 2008: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lahille’s bottlenose dolphin, <i>Tursiops truncatus </i>ssp<i>. gephyreus</i>, Global population, 2019: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Hector’s dolphin, <i>Cephalorhynchus hectori</i>, Global
population, 2000: EN, 2008: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">North Island Hector’s dolphin, <i>Cephalorhynchus hectori </i>ssp<i>. maui</i>, Global population, 2000: CR,
2008: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, <i>Sousa plumbea</i>, Global population, 2015: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, <i>Sousa chinensis</i>, Global population,
2015: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Taiwanese humpback dolphin, <i>Sousa chinensis </i>spp.<i> taiwanensis</i>, Global population, 2008: CR, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR, </span>D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Irrawaddy dolphin, <i>Orcaella brevirostris</i>, Global
population, 2008: VU, 2017: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar subpopulation, 2004: <span style="color:red">CR</span>,
D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 72pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Iloilo-Guimaras, Philippines subpopulation, 2018: <span style="color:red">CR</span>,
D </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mahakam river, Indonesia subpopulation, 2000: CR, 2008: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Malampaya Sound, Philippines subpopulation, 2004: <span style="color:red">CR</span>,
D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mekong River subpopulation, 2004: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Songkhla Lake, Thailand subpopulation, 2004: <span style="color:red">CR</span>,
D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Peruvian dusky
dolphin, <i>Lagenorhynchus obscurus </i>ssp.<i> posidonia</i>, Global population, 2019: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Killer whale, <i>Orcinus orca</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Straits
of Gibraltar subpopulation, 2019: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, S</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Short-beaked common dolphin<i>, Delphinus delphis</i>, </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population, 2003: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 72pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gulf of Corinth
subpopulation, 2019: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Black Sea short-beaked common dolphin, <i>Delphinus delphis </i>ssp.<i> ponticus</i>, Global population, 2008: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, Unspecified</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Eastern spinner dolphin,<i> Stenella longirostris </i>ssp<i>. orientalis</i>. Global population, 2008: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, I</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Striped dolphin, <i>Stenella coeruleoalba</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population, 2010: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Iniidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Amazon river dolphin, <i>Inia
geoffrensis</i>, Global population, 2011: DD, 2018: <span style="color:red">EN</span>,
D </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lipotidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Baiji, <i>Lipotes vexillifer</i>,
Global population, 2008: CR, 2017: <span style="color:red">CR, </span>D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Monodontidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Beluga,<span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 54pt;text-indent:18pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cook Inlet</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">,</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> United States subpopulation, 2012: CR, 2018: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Phocoenidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Harbour porpoise, <i>Phocoena phocoena</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">European
population, 2007: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Baltic
Sea subpopulation, 1996: VU, 2008: <span style="color:red">CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt"><font face="Symbol">B</font></span><span lang="FR" style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;font-size:10pt">lack Sea harbour
porpoise, <i>Phocoena phocoena </i>ssp<i>. relicta</i>, Global population, 1996:
VU, 2008: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Indo-Pacific finless
porpoise,<span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <i>Neophocaena phocaenoides</i>, </span>Global population, 2012: VU, 2017:
<span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Narrow-ridged finless porpoise, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Neophocaena
asiaeorientalis</span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, Global
population, 2012: VU, 2017: </span><span style="color:red;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">EN</span><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, D</span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Yangtze finless
porpoise,<span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <i>Neophocaena asiaeorientalis </i>ssp.<i>asiaeorientalis</i>,
</span>Global population, 1996: EN, 2012:<span style="color:red"> CR</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Vaquita, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Phocoena
sinus</span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, Global
population, 2008: CR, 2017: </span><span style="color:red;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">CR</span><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, D</span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Physeteridae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sperm whale, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Physeter macrocephalu</span><span style="color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">s</span></i><span style="color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">,</span> Global
population, 2008: VU, 2019: <span style="color:red">VU </span>?                         </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">European population, 2007: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt 36pt;text-indent:36pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population, 2006: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Platanistidae </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">South Asian river dolphin, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Platanista gangetica</span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, Global population, </span>2012: EN,
2017: <span style="color:red">EN</span>, ?</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ganges river dolphin, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Platanista gangetica </span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">ssp.<i>
gangetica</i>, Global population, 1996: EN, 2004: </span><span style="color:red;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">EN</span><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, D</span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Indus river dolphin, <i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Platanista gangetica ssp.</span></i><i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">
minor</span></i><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, Global
population, 1996: EN, 2004: </span><span style="color:red;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">EN</span><span style="color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">, ?</span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:rgb(8,1,0);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Pontoporiidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraph" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Franciscana, <i>Pontoporia blainvillei</i>, Global population, 2012: VU, 2017: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt 36pt;text-indent:36pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Rio Grande
do Sul/Uruguay subpopulation, 2003: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ziphiidae</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cuvier’s beaked whale, <i>Ziphius cavirostris</i></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 36pt;text-indent:36pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mediterranean
population, 2012: DD, 2018: <span style="color:red">VU</span>, D</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<h2 style="margin:2pt 0cm 0cm;line-height:107%;break-after:avoid;font-size:13pt;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:rgb(47,84,150);font-weight:normal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">This Statement
is supported by the following people: </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:red">[Provisional list]</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"></span></h2>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho PhD, Comisión
Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP), Mexico</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mark Peter Simmonds OBE, University of
Bristol, UK </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">C. Scott Baker PhD, Marine Mammal
Institute, Oregon State University, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Els Vermeulen PhD, University of Pretoria,
South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Erich Hoyt, co-chair, IUCN SSC/WCPA Marine
Mammal Protected Areas Task Force, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara PhD,
co-chair, IUCN Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ellen Hines PhD, San Francisco State
University, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Pedro Fruet PhD, Museu Oceanográfico
"Prof. Eliézer de C. Rios", Universidade Federal do Rio Grande-FURG
& Kaosa, Brazil.  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Laetitia Nunny MSc, Wild Animal Welfare,
Spain </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Eduardo R. Secchi
PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande-FURG, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Artur Andriolo PhD, Universidade Federal
de Juiz de Fora/ Instituto Aqualie, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Stephanie Plön PhD, Bayworld Centre for
Research and Education, South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Elisabeth Slooten PhD, University of
Otago, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Alexandre N. Zerbini PhD, Cooperative
Institute for Climate, Ecosystem and Ocean Studies, University of Washington
& Marine Mammal Laboratory, AFSC/NOAA, USA - Instituto Aqualie, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mariano A. Coscarella
PhD, CESIMAR-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco,
Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Frank Cipriano PhD, California Academy of
Science, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Juan Pablo Torres-Florez PhD, ICMBio/CMA,
Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Karen A Stockin PhD, Massey University, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Olaf Meynecke PhD, Griffith University,
Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ada Natoli PhD, Zayed University, UAE
Dolphin Project, UAE</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Daren Grover, Project Jonah New Zealand </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Steve Dawson PhD, University of Otago, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Silvia Frey PhD, KYMA sea conservation
& research, Switzerland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Dipani Sutaria, Marine Mammal Research and
Conservation Network of India, India</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Carolina Loch PhD, University of Otago New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Susan Bengtson-Nash, Assoc Professor,
Griffith University, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Isabel C. Avila PhD, Universidad
del Valle, Cali, Colombia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Krista Hupman PhD, NIWA, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mike Bossley PhD, Whale and Dolphin
Conservation, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Will Rayment PhD, University of Otago, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Isabella Clegg PhD, Animal Welfare
Expertise, Sydney, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Meike Scheidat PhD, Wageningen Marine
Research, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fabian Ritter, President, MEER e.V.,
Germany</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Naomi A. Rose PhD, Animal Welfare
Institute, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Katharina J. Peters PhD, Massey
University, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Emma Betty PhD, Massey University, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Raphaela Stimmelmayr PhD, University of
Alaska Fairbanks, USA.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Kerstin Bilgmann PhD, Macquarie
University, Sydney, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Miguel Iñíguez Bessega MSc, Fundación
Cethus, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Vanesa Reyes Reyes PhD, Fundación Cethus,
Argentina, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">David G Kaplan Esq, Cetacean Society
International, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Claudio Campagna, WCS, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Joan Gonzalvo PhD, Tethys Research
Institute, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Diego Rodríguez PhD, Mar del Plata
University, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fernando Trujillo PhD, Fundacion Omacha,
Colombia and Correspondence Member of the Science Academy of Colombia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Danielle Kreb PhD,
Yayasan Konservasi RASI, Indonesia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">George Sangster PhD, Naturalis
Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jolanda Luksenburg PhD, Institute of
Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cornelis J. Hazevoet PhD, Museu Nacional
de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon, Portugal</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cristina Milani PhD, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Alexander Werth PhD, Hampden-Sydney
College, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Caroline Weir PhD, Ketos Ecology, United
Kingdom</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Colin D. MacLeod PhD,
GIS IN Ecology, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Prof. Giovanni Di
Guardo, DVM, Dipl. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">ECVP, University of Teramo, Faculty
of Veterinary Medicine, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Robin W. Baird Ph.D., Cascadia Research
Collective, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jeremy J. Kiszka PhD, Florida International
University, Miami, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Arda M. Tonay PhD, Faculty of Aquatic
Sciences, Istanbul University / Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV),
Turkey</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Rebecca M Boys, Massey University, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Giovanni Bearzi PhD, Dolphin Biology and
Conservation, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Marta Hevia,
Fundación Cethus, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mariano Sironi PhD,
Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Paulo H. Ott PhD,
Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul – Uergs & Grupo de Estudos de
Mamíferos Aquáticos do Rio Grande do Sul – GEMARS, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lindsay Porter PhD, IUCN Species Survival
Commission-Cetacean Specialist Group, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Emmanuelle Martinez PhD., NorthTec, New
Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lindy Weilgart PhD, Dalhousie University,
Canada and OceanCare, Switzerland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Beatrice Jann, President Swiss Whale
Society SWG, Switzerland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Enrico Gennari PhD, Oceans Research
Institute, South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Simone Panigada PhD, President, Tethys
Research Institute</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Marijke Nita de Boer PhD, University of
Wageningen, The Netherlands</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Maria Jiménez A. MSc, Fundación
Conservaré, Colombia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Hanna Nuuttila PhD, Swansea University, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Meredith Thornton, University of Pretoria,
South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Michael Stachowitsch PhD, University of
Vienna, Austria</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Joan Giménez PhD, University College Cork,
Ireland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Draško Holcer PhD, Blue World Institute of
Marine Research and Conservation, Croatia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Liliane Lodi PhD,
Instituto Mar Adentro, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sarah Dolman MSc, Whale and Dolphin
Conservation, UK   </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Pablo Denuncio PhD,
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata / CONICET, Argentina</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Patricia Burkhardt-Holm Dr. rer.nat.,
Professor of Ecology, University of Basel, Switzerland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Patrick Lyne C.Mar.Sci., IWDG, DMAD, MMOA,
Ireland</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Paulo C. Simões-Lopes, Universidade
Federal de Santa Catarina, Aquatic Mammals Lab (LAMAQ) BrazilSharon Young MSc,
Humane Society of the United States, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Janet Mann PhD, Georgetown University, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Leonardo L. Wedekin PhD, Socioambiental
Consultores Associados, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Lars Bejder PhD,  University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Milton Marcondes DVM, Research Coordinator
– Humpback Whale Institute, Brazil.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mauricio Cantor PhD, Universidade Federal
de Santa Catarina & Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Peter Mackelworth PhD, Blue World Institute,
Croatia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Hal Whitehead PhD, Dalhousie University,
Canada</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ida Carlén, Coalition Clean Baltic, Sweden</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Nicola Hodgins, Whale and Dolphin
Conservation (WDC) & University of Exeter, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ignacio Benites
Moreno PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Monique Pool, Green Heritage Fund
Suriname, Suriname</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Marina Costa PhD, Tethys Research
Institute, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Simon Elwen PhD, Sea Search Research and
Conservation, Stellenbosch University, South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Tess Gridley PhD, Sea Search Research and
Conservation, Stellenbosch University, South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Randall Reeves, chair, IUCN/SSC Cetacean
Specialist Group, Canada</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bill Fulton BSc Dip Aut Comp, Living Ocean
Inc, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Camila Domit PhD,
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Paraná, Brazil</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jose David Palacios
Alfaro Lic, Fundación Keto, Costa Rica</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="IT" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gianni Pavan,
University of Pavia, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Suwat Jutapruet PhD, Prince of Songkla
University, Surat Thani Campus, Thailand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Denise Risch PhD, Scottish Association for
Marine Science (SAMS), Scotland, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Anoukchika D Ilangakoon MSc, IUCN SSC -
Cetacean Specialist Group, Sri Lanka</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gianna Minton PhD, Megaptera Marine
Conservation, The Netherlands</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fredrik Christiansen PhD, Aarhus Institute
of Advanced Studies, Denmark</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">R. Ewan Fordyce, University of Otago,
Dunedin, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Vic Cockcroft PhD, Nelson Mandela
University. South Africa.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Graham John Pierce, Instituto de
Investigaciones Marinas (CSIC), Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Manuel E. dos Santos
PhD, MARE-ISPA, Portugal</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Shane Gero PhD, Dalhousie University,
Aarhus University, and The Dominica Sperm Whale Project, Canada/Dominica</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">David Gruber PhD, City University of New
York, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Michael J. Tetley PhD,  IMMA Coordinator, IUCN SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal
Protected Areas Task Force, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Frants H. Jensen PhD, Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Robert Wood PhD, Harvard University, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Florent Nicolas,
Groupe d´Etude des Cétacés du Cotentin, France</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Nicholas Tregenza DCH, University of
Exeter, UK.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Anastasia Miliou, Scientific Director,
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Greece</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sandra Hörbst MSc, Gansbaai South Africa</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Steven Benjamins PhD, Scottish Association
for Marine Science, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Trish Franklin PhD,  The Oceania Project and Southern Cross
University, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Wally Franklin, PhD, The Oceania Project
and Southern Cross University, Australia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Kevin Robinson PhD Cetacean Research &
Rescue Unit, Scotland  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jimena Belgrano, Fundación Cethus,
Argentina  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jörn Selling, <a href="http://firmm.org">firmm.org</a>, Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Caterina Fortuna PhD, National Institute
for Environmental Protection and Research (Italy)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Isabel García-Barón PhD, Institution:
AZTI, Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Natacha Aguilar de Soto PhD, University of
La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Jean-Luc Jung PhD,
HDR, ISYEB, UMR 7205, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, et Université de
Brest,  France</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gill Braulik PhD, University of St.
Andrews, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mario Acquarone PhD, Arctic Monitoring and
Assessment Programme, Norway</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Peter Corkeron PhD, Anderson Cabot Center
for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Alana Alexander PhD, University of Otago,
New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Rochelle Constantine PhD, University of
Auckland | Te Whare Wananga o Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Laura J May-Collado PhD, Smithsonian
Research Tropical Institute,Panama and CIMAR-Universidad de Costa Rica</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Astrid Frisch Jordán, Ecología y
Conservación de Ballenas (ECOBAC), México</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Krishna Das PhD, University of Liège,
Belgium</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Thibaut Bouveroux PhD, University of South
Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Philippa Brakes, Research Fellow, Whale
and Dolphin Conservation, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ursula K. Verfuss PhD, SMRU Consulting, UK</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Marta Azzolin PhD, University of Torino
and Gaia Research Institute Onlus, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Maša Frleta - Valić, Blue World Institute
of Marine Research and Conservation, Croatia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Michael Stocker, Director, Ocean
Conservation Research, California, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Natacha Aguilar de Soto, PhD, University
of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Paola Tepsich PhD, CIMA Research
Foundation, Italy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Weerapong Laovechprasit DVM Thailand
Fulbright Fellow, University of Georgia, Thailand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Emma Carroll PhD, Te Whare Wānanga o
Tāmaki Makaurau University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Alexandros Frantzis PhD, Pelagos Cetacean
Research Institute, Greece</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Javier Almunia PhD, Loro Parque Fundación,
Spain</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Katrina Johnson, Bates College, USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sarah Dwyer PhD, Far Out Ocean Research
Collective, New Zealand</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Rodrigo García Píngaro, Organization for
Cetacean Conservation of Uruguay, Uruguay </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Andrew Stanworth PhD, Falklands
Conservation, Falkland Islands</span></p>

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