The third Meeting of the Signatory States will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, from 23-31 March 2005. The Meeting of Signatory States will be preceded, on Monday 28 March, by a meeting of the IOSEA Advisory Committee.
The national reports that have already been submitted by most the Signatory States will serve as a good basis for reviewing strengths and weakness in implementing and reporting. More time will be allocated towards identifying priorities for concerted intervention. The meeting is also expected to consider, among other things, progress towards the establishment of a network of sites of importance for marine turtles, preparations for a 2006 Year of the Turtle campaign, a proposal to review information on fisheries-turtle interactions in the IOSEA region, as well as policy papers on traditional and cultural use of marine turtles, and hatchery management.
The provisional agenda and registration from can be found in the Meetings section of the IOSEA Website: www.ioseaturtle.org. The website contains a wealth of additional information on marine turtle conservation activities around the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia region:
Source: Douglas Hykle
Co-ordinator/Senior CMS Advisor
IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU Secretariat
c/o UNEP Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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