[MARMAM] Call for Submissions: Areas of Interest to inform the regional identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the “Black Sea, Turkish Straits System, and Caspian Sea” Regions

simo.pani at inwind.it simo.pani at inwind.it
Wed Jan 20 06:50:45 PST 2021


**Deadline for Proposals – February 7th 2021**


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 
“Black Sea, Turkish Straits System, and Caspian Sea” Regions.

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 “Black Sea, Turkish Straits System, and Caspian Sea” Regions at the next virtual IMMA Regional Workshop of experts, 22-26 February 2021.

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).

https://forms.gle/VRgALmJskvzxRALz9

For further information about the IMMA initiative, the IMMA selection criteria, or the other activities of the MMPATF, please visit the Task Force websitehttp://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 me AND Caterina Lanfredi (simone.panigada at imma-network.org, caterina.lanfredi at imma-network.org)

Looking forward to hearing from you, best regards and thanks you for your support and cooperation,

Simone Panigada

IUCN Joint SSC-WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF)
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