New Paper Published on The Important Marine Mammal Area Network

Michele Roux | Ocean Image Bank

The Important Marine Mammal Areas Secretariat and the IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF) are pleased to announce the publication of the following comprehensive paper on the development of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. Tetley MJ, Braulik GT, Lanfredi C, Minton G, Panigada S, […]

New Caspian Sea IMMAs awarded to endangered Caspian seals

Credits: Nataliya Shumeyko

Caspian seals (Pusa caspica) live only in the Caspian Sea — located in western Asia, the largest landlocked waterbody in the world. They have been on the IUCN endangered list since 2008, having declined by more than 70% in the 20th Century, primarily because they have been hunted for their fur and blubber.   On the […]