Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas
The 58th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 58) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was held on 6-10 October 2008 in the IMO headquarters in London, UK.
After two days of negotiations during the WATCH II Meeting on 2 and 3 October 2008 in Lomé, Togo, the latest cetacean-related agreement under CMS was signed by representatives of 15 western African
The Recovery Plan for Baltic Harbour Porpoises, or Jastarnia Plan, is the result of a collaborative effort organised under the auspices of ASCOBANS.
The humpback whale spotted off the coast of Rügen in late July has made his way out of the Baltic Sea and back into the news rooms.
Online news service "Der Spiegel" reports that scientists spotted a twelve metre long humpback whale off
The joint CMS/ASCOBANS Secretariat is closely following the recent standings incident in south-west Britain, in which 26 common dolphins lost their lives and which has attracted considerable intern
This year, the International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise coincides with International Museum Day, which will occur on 18 May 2008.
The CMS/ASCOBANS Secretariat is pleased to announce that an updated and revised version of the IDBHP Handbook is available for download from the
The ASCOBANS Advisory Committee held its 15th meeting from 31 March - 3 April 2008 at the Secretariat's premises, the historical high-rise building Langer Eugen in the city of Bonn, Germany.
In late March/early April, the Advisory Committee (AC) to ASCOBANS will meet for the 15th time.