The participants of the Regional Workshop on Transboundary Management of Marine Mammals under the MaMa CoCo Sea Project from several countries of the Guiana Shield, including Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia, as well as Aruba* and Trinidad and Tobago,

In view of the fact that:
the Amazon and Orinoco Plumes emanating from the Guiana Shield shapes the marine ecosystem bordering the countries participating in the Regional Workshop on Transboundary Management of Marine Mammals;
the West-Indian Manatee and/or Guiana Dolphin occur in the nearshore waters of the participating countries (with the exception of Aruba) and are priority species under the MaMa CoCo Sea Project, and other cetaceans occur in the marine ecosystem shaped by the Amazon and Orinoco Plumes;

Recommend

That the Guiana Shield Facility and the Guiana Shield Congress include Marine Biodiversity in its scope of work.