[MARMAM] Open Call for Submissions - candidate IMMA areas of interest for the Mediterranean Sea

MMPATF IMMA immacoordinator at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 08:16:49 PDT 2016


**Open Call for Submissions - candidate IMMA areas of interest for the
Mediterranean Sea**

*Dear Subscribers, *

*The IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF)*
would like to open the call for the submission of proposals for Important
Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) areas of interest to assist with the
identification of candidate IMMA sites. 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 require the application of a standardized
process for the collation and categorization of evidence, using a
consistent protocol and agreed methodology.

*The Mediterranean Sea* region will be the next area to be assessed by
experts at a specially convened regional workshop held in October 2016. The
work of the MMPATF regional workshop will also support the work of the
Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean
Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS). To assist those participating
experts in investigating where IMMAs may be located, the MMPATF would like
to invite interested parties to submit proposals using the IMMA standard
web platform which can be accessed through the following link -
*https://goo.gl/C8Giel
<https://goo.gl/C8Giel>* - Please be advised that you can only submit one
proposal per survey taken. However, should you wish to submit more than one
proposal, please complete this survey multiple times using the same link
provided.

All submissions will be collated and presented to participating experts at
the Mediterranean Sea Region IMMA identification workshop in October. The
MMPATF would like to thank you for your interest in the IMMA initiative.
Further information about IMMAs can be found at the Task Force homepage (
http://icmmpa.org/iucn-task-force/) and on Facebook (
http://tinyurl.com/zr9rvf4).

For any further questions or assistance please contact the MMPATF at
immacoordinator at gmail.com.


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