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Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans Of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS)

The purpose of the ACCOBAMS Agreement is to reduce the threat to Cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. It is the first Agreement binding the countries in these two sub-regions, enabling them to work together on a matter of general issues relating to dolphins and whales.
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Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans Of the Baltic And North Seas (ASCOBANS)
The Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS) was concluded in 1991 under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS or Bonn Convention) and entered into force in 1994.
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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
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Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.
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International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic. This includes adjacent seas such as the Baltic Sea and North Sea.
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International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The International Whaling Commission was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. The purpose of the Convention is to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.
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Partnership For Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW)
PAW comprises of NGO's and Government agencies of all shapes and sizes, with a range of different objectives but brought together by a shared aim to fight wildlife crime. The idea for a PAW marine working group stemmed from the fact there was no specific group within PAW dealing with marine issues. The Marine Connection are partners of PAW and the Marine Working Group.
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World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world including the marine environment.
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