Jay Barlow, Society for Marine Mammalogy President, has been invited to attend the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13).
The purpose of this meeting is to set the scene and provide the necessary impetus to make progress on specific issues in conservation and to discuss challenges and opportunities. During COP 13, about ten thousand participants, including representatives of the countries parties, observer countries, international organizations and others interested will meet in Cancun to negotiate agreements and commitments that give impulse to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi goals.
Jay’s presence at the meeting will help to promote the goals of the SMM’s conservation committee in the worldwide conservation of marine mammals in being the go-to source for governments and NGOs to obtain facts and unbiased reviews.
The meeting will take place in Cancun, Mexico on December 1-2, 2016. To find out more about the meeting, visit: http://cop13.mx/en/science-for-biodiversity-forum/