WCC 2016 Res 017 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
2017
Geographic scope: 
Meso and South America
Country/Territory: 
Mexico
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Fondo para la Biodiversidad CONABIO / Mexico
US Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service) ( FWS ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
WHC-UNESCO, NOAA, CITES
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Policy influencing/advocacy-. Participation, as part of UNESCO’s delegation, in the “Trilateral meeting China/United States/Mexico on the combat against illegal traffic of Totoaba fish”, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, between 22nd Aug – 25th Aug. 2017. The IUCN delegation was formed by Silvio Simonit, Operations Coordinator of IUCN Office in Mexico-ORMACC, and Meike Scheidat, member of IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), as part of UNESCO’s delegation headed by Fanny Douvere, Coordinator of the Marine Programme at the World Heritage Centre. Main objectives of the meeting were: • i) establish an effective tri-national cooperation agenda in the fight against the illegal extraction, trafficking and demand of totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi). • ii) Elaborate a trilateral strategy to combat Totoaba’s illegal trafficking, and build a reciprocally beneficial partnership. • Iii) Review the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on trinational cooperation to combat Totoaba’s illegal trafficking and associated demand; and formalize a timeline to carry out the internal consultation and approval processes of each country. (For details, below attached the meeting report and the resolution updating report). -. Participation of the Mexican Government in the Meeting of UNESCO-WHC (Paris, France, June 26-27, 2017) / Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California. (For details, below attached the meeting report and the resolution updating report). On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
-.“Trilateral meeting China/United States/Mexico on the combat against illegal traffic of Totoaba fish”: after the 2 days meeting the three governments agreed on key next steps to be undertaken, among others: To create a trilateral enforcement contact group to combat trafficking of Totoaba to strengthen cooperation and coordination; comprehensive training programs and education and public awareness strategies; -.In response to call 3, it should be noticed the support by the Carlos Slim Foundation and the Leonardo di Caprio Foundation through a MOU signed with the Government of Mexico in June 2017, for the establishment of an international advisory committee to develop an Action Plan for the Upper Gulf of California. -. Meeting of UNESCO-WHC (Paris, France, June 26-27, 2017); Mexican Government request approved: A new Reactive Monitoring Mission to be conducted in 2018. (For details, below attached the meeting report and the resolution updating report and the presentation on the UNESCO-WHC).
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyThe Secretariat (ORMACC) will continue working towards the implementation of this resolution, as requested and according to the resources available in support to the Mexican Government and jointly with the UNESCO-WHC.
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