[MARMAM] *Final Reminder - Call for Submissions: AoI to inform the regional identification of IMMAs in the Pacific Islands Region*

MMPATF IMMA immacoordinator at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 00:39:10 PST 2017


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

**Deadline for Proposals - March 9th 2017**

The IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF)
would like to remind those interested of the final opportunity to submit
Areas of Interest to inform the future identification of IMMAs in the
Pacific Islands Region.

The aim of the IMMA classification is to identify discrete habitat areas
that are judged to be important for one or more marine mammal species and
that have the potential to be delineated and managed for conservation. This
will be achieved by the use of the 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 remind those interested to submit their Areas
of Interest, and other relevant 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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