Conferences for the conservation of cetaceans in the in the South Mediterranean Countries (CSMC) are organised in order to regularly assess the knowledge acquired on cetaceans in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean areas, identify potential gaps, exchange scientific information and stimulate the development of conservation actions and data collection in order to promote the implementation of the ACCOBAMS Agreement.
These conferences provide an opportunity for scientists and other cetacean specialists, active in these Mediterranean regions, to exchange their experience and data and to discuss the best approaches and priority actions for a better knowledge on cetacean populations in this region where information about cetaceans still remains sporadic and scarce.
Three CSMCs were already organized with the support of the Principality of Monaco and in cooperation with the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA).
The next Conference will be held in Algeria in 2017. More information will follow in due time!