NOAA seeking nominations for Secretariat of sea turtle convention
73 Fed. Reg. 35123 (June 20, 2008)(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Endangered and Threatened Species; Sea Turtles; Notice of request for nominations for the Head of the IAC Secretariat.)
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SUMMARY: The Parties to the InterAmerican Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (IAC) agreed at the October 2007 Extraordinary Meeting of Parties to a procedure and terms of reference to select the Head of the Secretariat. Therefore, in accordance with that resolution, the United States Government is seeking nominations for the position of the Head of the Secretariat. The United States Government will nominate a candidate to the position. At the November 2008 Conference of Parties, the Parties will choose from all the nominations a Head of the Secretariat.
ADDITIONAL EXCERPT: In 2001, the InterAmerican Convention for the Protection andConservation of Sea Turtles (IAC) came into force. The objective of the
Convention is to promote the protection, conservation and recovery of sea turtle populations and of the habitats on which they depend, based on the best available scientific evidence, taking into account the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the Parties. There are currently 13 parties to the Convention. For the last seven years, the IAC has operated through a Pro Tempore Secretariat. The term of the current Pro Tempore Secretariat will expire at the end of 2008. The Parties are currently seeking candidates for the position of Head of the Secretariat.