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Western Indian Ocean – Marine Turtle Task Force IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU / Nairobi Convention. Douglas Hykle Coordinator / Senior CMS Advisor IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat, Bangkok. Geographic scope: > 40 States of the Area (+ others). IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding

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Western Indian Ocean – Marine Turtle Task Force

IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU / Nairobi Convention

Douglas Hykle

Coordinator / Senior CMS Advisor

IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat, Bangkok


Geographic scope: > 40 States of the Area (+ others)

IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding

An agreement of interested Governments, working in

partnership with other relevant intergovernmental and nongovernmental actors

Coordinated by a

Secretariat based in Bangkok

Operational since

2003


IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU

27 Signatory States

Largest intergovernmental agreement focusing on sea turtle / habitat conservation


IOSEA divided into four sub-regions

Northern Indian Ocean

Northwestern Indian Ocean

South-East Asia +

AU, JP, CN, KR

Western Indian Ocean


Conservation and Management Plan (CMP)

Reduce

mortality

Six main

objectives:

Protect

Habitat

Education

Awareness

Participat’n

Inter-

National

Cooperat’n

Research /

Monitoring

Promote

Implement-

ation


  • IOSEA National Report System

  • Standard template: 80 specific questions

    about actions that contribute to sea turtle

    conservation

  • Linked to the provisions of the CMP

  • Objective assessment of SS performance


Performance Matrix

X-axis: IOSEA Signatories

Y-axis: 80 activities consolidated into 24 programmes of work

(eg. collaborative research, beach management, public participation etc)

Six colour-codes: eg…

White = no information, no action Orange = partial implementation Blue = full/near full implementation

Each colour corresponds to a numeric value from having scored each question/activity in the report

Strengths & weaknesses: country / across programmes for the region


www.ioseaturtles.org

Photo credits:

Juergen Freund

Asghar Mobaraki

R. Hooper

Douglas Hykle

Sergio Ortiz

Kartik Shanker


Marine Turtle Task Force for the Western Indian Ocean(WIO MTTF): A Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee

Ronel Nel

NMMU for MCM

South Africa


Objective

CMS/IOSEA MoU:

  • to protect, conserve, replenish and recover sea turtles and their habitats in the (sub)region.

    Nairobi Convention:

  • “…broader scope of management of East Africa’s coastal and marine environment”


Composition

Membership: Countries

  • Signatories & non-signatories to both agreements

  • Plus countries with an interest in the region to be considered (e.g. Arabic states/Maldives)

    Membership: Individuals

  • Nominated Technical/Scientific Experts by country; appointment by IOSEA AC

  • Ex Officio Members – International NGOs & IGOs (e.g. WWF, WCS, IUCN)

  • Observers from regional programmes (e.g. SWIOFPs, ASCLME, IOTC)

1. South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Comoros, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, France/Reunion, UK/Diego Garcia.


Organization

  • Chair & Vice Chair:

    • Election: To be elected from/by members

    • Term: 3 year term; rotational

    • Function: Principle point of contact between IOSEA, MTTF Members,

  • 11 Members:

    • Election: Nominated by country, selected by IOSEA AC

    • Term: 2 year / “2 meeting years” of IOSEA & WIO MTTF. Can be reappointed

    • Function: Advice to own govs./IOSEA focal point/national turtle committees/NGOs + to WIO MTTF


Meetings & Communication

  • Email-based committee

    Meetings

  • Per IOSEA SS meetings (where relevant)

  • Special meetings arranged

  • Working group meeting opportunities eg WIOMSA conferences


ToR: Tasks & Mandate

5 Themes:

  • Strengthen (sub)regional cooperation and coordination

  • Review and report on status

  • Coordinated Planning, Conservation & Management

  • Capacity Building

  • Facilitate Communication


Expertise required

  • Agreements, International Legislation & Policy

  • Biological/Ecological/Pathology

  • Husbandry, Hatcheries & Rehabilitation

  • Genetics & Lab techniques

  • Numerical / Statistical

  • Spatial Analysis, DBs Management & IT

  • Fisheries Management

  • Coastal Zone & Conservation Management

  • Community conservation, Awareness and Education

  • Fundraising & management


Implementation Progress

  • Approved as Informal Working Group at IOSEA SS4

  • South Africa - Interim Chair

  • Call for nominations – Dec ’06

  • Received 16 nominations from 8 countries

  • IOSEA AC completed (current) selection - 8 members

  • WWF EAME Programme to sponsor first WIO MTTF Meeting ~Feb ‘08 (Nairobi)

  • Agenda for first meeting:

    • ToR to be completed

    • Election of officers to take place

    • Work Programme for 2008-2010 to be drafted


Thank you!


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