[MARMAM] Call for Submissions: Areas of Interest to inform the regional identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Pacific Islands Region

MMPATF IMMA immacoordinator at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 11:59:48 PST 2016


*Call for Submissions: Areas of Interest to inform the regional
identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Pacific
Islands Region*

The IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF)
would like to invite submissions of Areas of Interest for informing future
work to identify IMMAs in the Pacific Islands Region.

The aim of the IMMA classification is to identify and delineate discrete
habitat areas that are judged to be important for one or more marine mammal
species and that have the potential to be managed for conservation. This
will be achieved by the use of expert IMMA selection criteria which have
been developed in partnership with the marine mammal science and
conservation community. These criteria will be used as part of a process of
regionally convened expert workshops where information on marine mammals
and potential Areas of Interest for IMMAs will be critically assessed.

The MMPATF would now like to invite those interested to submit potential
Areas of Interest and information on marine mammals which could be of
assistance to identify IMMAs in the Pacific Islands region at the next IMMA
Regional Workshop of experts in Apia, Samoa, March 2017.

Please follow the link below to submit your IMMA Area of Interest for
consideration by the MMPATF (information and additional instructions are
provided on each page of the standard submission form).

*IMMA Areas of Interest standard submission form* - http://goo.gl/cYvnGp

For further information about the IMMA initiative, the IMMA selection
criteria, or the other activities of the MMPATF, please visit the Task
Force website www.marinemammalhabitat.org

If you require any further assistance or information about the use of the
submission form, or would prefer an alternative means of submitting your
IMMA areas of interest, please contact the IMMA Coordinator at
immacoordinator<@>gmail.com.


*Dr. Michael J. Tetley - *IMMA Coordinator
IUCN Joint SSC-WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF)
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