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11/22: Call for consultancy to assess the status of cetaceans in the Mediterranean

Cetaceans ©The Tunisian Dolphin Project

UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC is launching the call for consultancy n°46/2022_SPA/RAC for the assessment of cetaceans in the Mediterranean within the 2023 MED QSR elaboration.




The 2023 Mediterranean Quality Status report (2023 MED QSR) is a regional assessment report developed in the framework of the Barcelona Convention describing the status of the Mediterranean Sea based on a list of agreed common indicators. It will provide details on the status of marine and coastal ecosystems and where possible, it will identify the trends through qualitative and quantitative assessments.

The aim of this call for consultancy is to (i) identify the data sources on cetaceans’ distribution, density and demography and (ii) in light of the available data in the UNEP-MAP platforms or sporadic data in possession, draft the subchapter of the IMAP Common Indicators (CIs) 3, 4 and 5 regarding the assessment of the status of cetaceans in the Mediterranean.

Proposals must be received by emails at car-asp@spa-rac.org, no later than Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 11:59 pm UTC+1 (Tunis Time).

The terms of reference (available only in English) are available at the following link.