Presentation on theme: "Western Indian Ocean – Marine Turtle Task Force"— Presentation transcript:
1 Western Indian Ocean – Marine Turtle Task Force IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU / Nairobi ConventionDouglas HykleCoordinator / Senior CMS AdvisorIOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat, Bangkok
2 IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding Geographic scope: > 40 States of the Area (+ others)IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of UnderstandingAn agreement of interested Governments, working inpartnership with other relevant intergovernmental and nongovernmental actorsCoordinated by aSecretariat based in BangkokOperational since2003
9 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 implementationEach colour corresponds to a numeric value from having scored each question/activity in the reportStrengths & weaknesses: country / across programmes for the region
12 Marine Turtle Task Force for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO MTTF): A Scientific & Technical Advisory CommitteeRonel NelNMMU for MCMSouth Africa
13 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”
14 Composition Membership: Countries Signatories & non-signatories to both agreementsPlus countries with an interest in the region to be considered (e.g. Arabic states/Maldives)Membership: IndividualsNominated Technical/Scientific Experts by country; appointment by IOSEA ACEx 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.
15 Organization Chair & Vice Chair: 11 Members: Election: To be elected from/by membersTerm: 3 year term; rotationalFunction: Principle point of contact between IOSEA, MTTF Members,11 Members:Election: Nominated by country, selected by IOSEA ACTerm: 2 year / “2 meeting years” of IOSEA & WIO MTTF. Can be reappointedFunction: Advice to own govs./IOSEA focal point/national turtle committees/NGOs + to WIO MTTF
16 Meetings & Communication -based committeeMeetingsPer IOSEA SS meetings (where relevant)Special meetings arrangedWorking group meeting opportunities eg WIOMSA conferences
17 ToR: Tasks & Mandate 5 Themes: Strengthen (sub)regional cooperation and coordinationReview and report on statusCoordinated Planning, Conservation & ManagementCapacity BuildingFacilitate Communication
19 Implementation Progress Approved as Informal Working Group at IOSEA SS4South Africa - Interim ChairCall for nominations – Dec ’06Received 16 nominations from 8 countriesIOSEA AC completed (current) selection - 8 membersWWF EAME Programme to sponsor first WIO MTTF Meeting ~Feb ‘08 (Nairobi)Agenda for first meeting:ToR to be completedElection of officers to take placeWork Programme for to be drafted
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