[MARMAM] *Final Reminder - Submissions of candidate IMMA areas of interest for the North East Indian Ocean and South East Asian Seas*

MMPATF IMMA immacoordinator at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 03:14:18 PST 2018


**Final Reminder - Submissions of candidate IMMA areas of interest for
the North East Indian Ocean and South East Asian Seas**


Dear Subscribers,


This is a final reminder for submissions of Important Marine Mammal
Area (IMMA)areas of interest in the North East Indian Ocean and South
East Asian Seas. The deadline for all submissions is by midnight
**Sunday February 25th 2018**


The IMMA is a global initiative developed by the IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA
Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (IUCN-MMPATF). The aim of
IMMA classification is to identify discrete areas of habitat
throughout the world's seas and oceans, important for one or more
species of marine mammal, that have the potential to be delineated and
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 and Pacific Islands regions were assessed in
2016 and 2017. The results of these workshops can now be accessed via
the dedicated IMMA e-Atlas facility
www.marinemammalhabitat.org/imma-eatlas


The next region to be assessed by invited experts will be held in Kota
Kinabalu - Malaysia - during March 2018, at a specially convened
Regional IMMA Workshop for the North East Indian Ocean and South East
Asian Seas. To assist those participating experts to investigated
where IMMAs may be located the IUCN-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/XydMzo - 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 North East Indian Ocean and South East Asian Seas
Regional IMMA Workshop in March 2018. The IUCN-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
(www.marinemammalhabitat.org/) and on the Task Force IMMA Facebook
page (tinyurl.com/zr9rvf4).

For any further questions or assistance please contact the IUCN-MMPATF
at immacoordinator<at>gmail.com*
Dr Michael J. Tetley - IMMA Coordinator*

IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force
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