[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
Panigada

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

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