IUCN World Conservation Congress motions relevant to cetacean conservation


The IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Marseille in June 2020. Motions to be tabled at the congress will be available for online consultation by IUCN members (for what this means, see https://www.iucn.org/about/union/members) from December 11th 2019 and March 11th 2020. After that, they will be available to the membership for electronic vote from April 29th to May 13th.

Below we provide a compilation of all the motions that are directly and indirectly related to cetaceans. Click on the title of each motion to find out more details. The full list of motions is available via the WCC website here.

WCC Motion number Motions Directly mentioning cetaceans/marine mammals
027 Reducing impacts of incidental capture on threatened marine species
110 Safeguarding the Endangered narrow-ridged finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) off the Korean Peninsula
118 Renforcer la protection des mammifères marins par la coopération régionale
Motions relevant to protection of marine mammal habitat
009 Protecting rivers as corridors in a changing climate
014 Aquatic biodiversity conservation of shallow marine and freshwater systems
015 Supporting the Lower Mekong Basin countries with the transboundary management of water resources, ecosystems and biodiversity
017 Cooperation on transboundary fresh waters to ensure ecosystem conservation, climate resilience and sustainable development
024 Restoring a peaceful and quiet ocean
026 Establishment of a mid-frequency active (MFA) sonar moratorium for naval exercises conducted in Macaronesia
031 Seascapes working for biodiversity conservation
033 For the urgent global management of marine and coastal sand resources
035 Enhancing the resilience of coastal areas in the face of climate change
037 Ocean impacts of climate change
066 Guidance to identify industrial fishing incompatible with protected areas
093 Conservation, restoration and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems
094 Linking in situ and ex situ efforts to save threatened species
097 Reducing marine turtle bycatch: the important role of regulatory mechanisms in the global roll-out of Turtle Excluder Devices
101 Setting area-based conservation targets based on evidence of what nature and people need to thrive