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First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks

24-27 September 2012 | Bonn, Germany

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Highlights for Thursday, 27 September 2012
On Thursday, 27 September, the First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks concluded in Bonn, Germany. This was followed by a plenary session and the adoption of the Conservation Plan, discussion of remaining administrative and budgetary matters, and the authorization of cooperating partners. In the afternoon plenary session, participants discussed the Advisory Committee and each region nominated experts to serve on this. In a mid-afternoon ceremony, the Human Society International (US and Australia chapters) signed on to the MoU for Migratory Sharks as partner organizations. Following closing statements, the meeting concluded at 3:45 pm.
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Participants of the First Meeting of Signatories to the MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks.
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Stephen Muriithi Manegene, Chair of the working group on administration and budget (Kenya)
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Nicola Clarke (UK) announced £10,000 in new funding for implementation of the Conservation Plan.
Bert Lenten, CMS Secretariat
Sarah Fowler, IUCN Sharks Specialist Group
Asis Perez (Philippines)
Applause followed the adoption of the Conservation Plan.
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In a ceremony held Thursday morning, the US signed the CMS Pacific Cetaceans MoU. L-R: Shannon Dionne (US); Elizabeth Mrema, CMS; Nicole Ricci (US); and Cheri McCarty (US); John Carlson (US).
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Alexia Wellbelove, HSI Australia, signs the CMS MoU on Migratory Sharks as a partner organization, along with Rebecca Regnery (left) on behalf of HSI US.
Elizabeth Mrema (center) thanked the CMS Interns for their help in organizing the meeting.
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L-R: Teya Penniman and Suzi Malan, ENB Writers
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Participants exchange views during a coffee break.
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L-R: Andrea Pauly, CMS, and Gina Cuza Jones (Costa Rica)
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Participants at the end of the meeting.
The CMS Intern Support Team. L-R: Julie Vanhecke, Avinoam Baruch, Christina Kossman, Remy Musangwa, Sarah Hepp, Felix Kwabena Donkor, Katharina Denkinger, Hagen Gegner, Tanja Lumetsberger and Melissa Verplancke.
L-R: Robert Vagg, CMS; Chair Fernando Spina, Italy; Andrea Pauly, CMS; Melanie Virtue, CMS; Peter Wood, Suzi Malan and Teya Penniman, ENB
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*Meeting website and documents
*Provisional annotated agenda and meeting schedule
*Draft conservation plan
*MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks

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