[MARMAM] Marine Protected Area Workshop Announcement
Peter G.H. Evans
peter.evans at zoo.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 19 08:12:48 PDT 2007
ANNOUNCEMENT: ECS/ASCOBANS/ACCOBAMS WORKSHOP ON "SELECTION CRITERIA
FOR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR CETACEANS" to be held on Sunday 22
April 2007 at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean
Society, San Sebastien, Spain, hosted by AZTI-Pasaia (web site:
http://www.azti.es/ecs2007/home.htm). It will take place in the
Aquarium between 09:00 and 19:30 (with a 90' lunch and two 30' coffee
breaks). There will be a fixed registration fee of 10¤/person for
coffee & facilities.
Steering Committee: Peter Evans, Erich Hoyt, Sonia Mendes, Mandy
McMath, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Ana Cañadas, and Simone
Cetaceans are covered under different conventions or similar legal
acts, e.g. HELCOM, UN Law of the Sea, OSPAR, the EU Habitats
Directive, CMS, ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS. Under certain of these
international commitments, one of the means to protect small
cetaceans is the establishment of protected areas.
Specific criteria/guidelines for the identification of sites
important for small cetaceans are so far lacking. The purpose of this
workshop is to analyze and discuss the development, the scope and
appropriateness of possible criteria such as high-density areas,
feeding or breeding sites, and migration corridors, including methods
to identify those sites.
The workshop will explore the efficacy of Marine Protected Areas in
conserving small cetaceans, drawing upon information on the criteria
applied for indicating sites designated for the protection of small
cetaceans for applied reasons of designation/sufficiency; and the
results of existing research indicating important areas.
Those wishing to offer a 15-20 minute talk and/or attend this
workshop, please contact Dr Peter Evans at <peter.evans at zoo.ox.ac.uk>
BY 31 MARCH.
Dr Peter G.H. Evans
Office: Sea Watch Foundation,
11 Jersey Road,
Oxford 0X4 4RT, UK
Gwynedd LL54 5RA, UK
E-mail: <peter.evans at zoo.ox.ac.uk>
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