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Report of the Third Southeast Asian Marine Mammals Symposium (SEAMAM III) - TS No. 32

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Technical Series
Captive cetacean facilities.pdf , SEAMAM_smallfilesize.pdf
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Oceans Full of Plastic

Full title:

Oceans Full of Plastic

Marine Debris - A Global Problem

Instrument:  
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Leaflets & Brochures
CMS_ASCOBANS_Marine_Debris_Folder_English_Web.pdf , CMS_ASCOBANS_Marine_Debris_Folder_French_Web.pdf , CMS_ASCOBANS_Marine_Debris_Folder_German_Web.pdf , CMS_ASCOBANS_Marine_Debris_Folder_Spanish_Web.pdf
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Sharks of the Arabian Seas - an identification guide

This guide, which was kindly funded with voluntary contributions from the German government and and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), was co-authored by Rima W. Jabada and David A. Ebert. It provides identification keys to 68 species of sharks encountered in the Arabian Seas region, and an additional 14 species of sharks and batoids. These include all shark species whose trade or conservation status is regulated through international instruments as well as the ray and sawfish species known to occur in the region. The guide briefly presents some background information on sharks, the Arabian Seas region, and the international instruments that guide their conservation. This section is then followed by information on what to do in the case of rare or unidentifiable species, an illustration of the physical characteristics of a shark, a list of technical terms used in this guide, and a branching key to assist with the identification of Orders before the species descriptions are provided. This guide emphasizes external morphological characteristics that are particularly important to distinguish between various shark species during field studies. The use of unnecessary scientific terminology has been avoided.

In order to develop effective fisheries management plans, improve statistical data utilized in countries, and ensure the long-term sustainable use of elasmobranchs, the correct identification of species entering national catches is essential. The taxonomic status of many elasmobranch species in the Arabian Seas region is still unclear and many species are difficult to identify due to similar body shape, color and overlapping distributions. Scientific information on rays and guitarfishes is still inadequate for a comprehensive guide to be developed. However, with recent studies on sharks, there is now enough knowledge of species diversity and distribution to compile these data. Considering the diversity of shark species in the Arabian Seas region and the difficulties in distinguishing between similar species, a field guide is essential to support and assist fisheries scientists and researchers with shark identification. While many shark guides exist around the world and even the broader Indian Ocean, recent work by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Gulf Elasmo Project in the Arabian Seas region has identified a gap in the availability of a comprehensive English and Arabic guide with up to date information focused on species occurring in this region. This identification guide is designed to address this gap. It is unique in that it addresses only species confirmed from the Arabian Seas region and aims to assist field biologists, researchers, fisheries enumerators, commercial and recreational fishermen, divers and the interested public to rapidly and accurately identify sharks encountered whilst at sea, at landing sites or domestic fish markets in the region.

 

 

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Guidance
Country:  
United Arab Emirates
Sharks of the Arabian Seas Identification Guide.pdf
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Fact Sheet on Migratory Birds and Energy Installations

Instrument:  
The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Factsheet
fact_sheet_energy_installations.pdf
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Fact Sheet on the Importance of Brazil for Migratory Animals

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Factsheet
Country:  
Brazil
fact_sheet_brazil_EN.pdf , fact_sheet_brazil_ESP.pdf
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Fact Sheet on Wildlife Crime

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Factsheet
fact_sheet_wildlife_final_0.pdf , fact_sheet_wildlife_final_fr_0.pdf , fact_sheet_wildlife_final_sp_0.pdf
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Manual for National Focal Points for the CMS Instruments

Instrument:  
The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Guidance
Country:  
Germany
CMS_Manual_Russian_for_Print_140919.pdf , manual_e(1).pdf , manual_s_0.pdf , manual_f(1).pdf
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Review of Migratory Chondrichthyan Fishes - TS No. 15

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication, Technical Series
Country:  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Migratory sharks complete_3_0_0.pdf

Conference of the Parties - Proceedings of the 1st Meeting

Report of the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Bonn, Germany, 21-25 October 1985

Rapport de la première Session de la Conférence des Parties à la Convention sur la Conservation des Espèces migratrices appartenant à la Faune sauvage, Bonn, Allemagne, 21-25 octobre 2005

Informe de la primera Reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención sobre la Conservación de las Especies migratorias de Animalse silvestres, Bonn, Alemania, 21-25 de octubre de 1985

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication
Country:  
Germany
COP1 Proceedings_E_op_0.pdf

Conference of the Parties - Proceedings of the 5th Meeting

Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Geneva, Switzerland,  10-16 April 1997

Rapport de la cinquième Session de la Conférence des Parties à la Convention sur la Conservation des Espèces migratrices appartenant à la Faune sauvage, Genève, Suisse, 10-16 avril 1997

Informe de la qunita Reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención sobre la Conservación de las Especies migratorias de Animales silvestres, Ginebra, Suiza, 10-14 de abril de 1997

Instrument:  
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Category:  
Publication
cop5_report_0.pdf , cop5_report_F.pdf , cop5_report_S.pdf
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