[MARMAM] *World Marine Mammal Conference Workshop Announcement - Areas of Interest (AoI) for informing the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) - Barcelona, Sunday, December 8, 12:30-17:30*

MMPATF IMMA immacoordinator at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 09:00:31 PDT 2019


*World Marine Mammal Conference Workshop Announcement - Areas of Interest
(AoI) for informing the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas
(IMMAs) - Barcelona, Sunday, December 8, 12:30-17:30*

Dear Subscribers,

Later this year the IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task
Force (MMPATF) will be hosting a workshop on the use of Areas of Interest
(AoI) for informing the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas
(IMMAs).

IMMAs are defined as discrete portions of habitat, important to marine
mammal species, that have the potential to be delineated and managed for
conservation. IMMAs consist of areas that may merit place-based protection
and/or monitoring, and can be seen as a marine mammal layer indicative of
biodiversity and potentially ecosystem health for consideration by
governments, intergovernmental organisations, conservation groups, and the
general public.

Held before the World Marine Mammal Conference (WMMC) on Sunday - December
8 - in the city of Barcelona, this workshop will aim to bring together
experts on global habitat data, historic whaling records, and other
existing data 'triggers' which could help identify potential candidate
IMMAs.

Space at the workshop will be limited so please contact the workshop
organisers at immacoordinator(a)gmail.com for all enquiries about the
workshop and registration.

For more information and queries about the workshop, and the instructions
to register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/y6e48zkj - and for any other
questions on the IUCN MMPATF and IMMA initiative please visit
https://www.marinemammalhabitat.org

Sincerely,

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