BOBLME Marine Turtle Conservation: Review Report
The IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding is an intergovernmental agreement that provides a framework through which States of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian region, in partnership with other relevant actors and organisations, can work together to conserve and replenish depleted marine turtle populations for which they share responsibility. The MoU and its associated Conservation and Management Plan were developed over a series of consultations and negotiations between 1999 and 2001, under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The Convention and most of its subsidiary Agreements are administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The geographic coverage of the IOSEA MoU extends well beyond the BOBLME area and currently covers 33 Signatory States, including all BOBLME partner countries. Malaysia, the latest IOSEA Signatory, joined the agreement after the current review had commenced.
21 Mar 2013