Monday, 24 August 2015

Proceedings from 3rd International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas



Proceedings from the International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA 3) were recently released, along with the formal announcement of a fourth conference to be held in Puerto Vallarta, México, Nov. 13-17, 2016. The 95-page publication includes summaries of the individual talks, discussions, workshops and side events.


ICMMPA 3 had two main goals (1) to highlight the challenges of place and size for protected areas that feature or include marine mammals, and (2) to explore the use of a new tool for conservation — the important marine mammal area, or IMMA, designation which the closely associated IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force has been developing.


Thursday, 20 August 2015

WCPA coordinated input into the IUCN World Conservation Congress (deadline 5 Sept)


This is a reminder to complete the WCPA Survey of those interested in presenting content at the IUCN World Conservation Congress that will take place in Hawai'i next year with the Forum session consisting of workshops, knowledge cafes, conservation campus training sessions and posters held at the start of the Congress from 2-5 September. The survey can be found at the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPAP