ASCOBANS workshop on MPA management for small cetaceans

The Second ASCOBANS Workshop on Management of MPAs for Small Cetaceans took place from 31 May to 2 June 2022 in Helsinki, Finland, at the invitation of the Ministry of the Environment, Finland. In early June, Francis Staub, Marine Mammal Twinning Coordinator, joined the second ASCOBANS Workshop on Management of MPAs for Small Cetaceans, in […]

Marine Mammals at the 2nd Asia Parks Congress

This week, at the occasion of the 2nd Asia Parks Congress, Sabah, Malaysia, the Marine Mammal Twinning presented the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit across multiple sessions, highlighting the tool’s ability to support MPA managers for the effective management of marine mammals within the Asia region, and beyond. The 2nd Asia Parks Congress is a gathering […]

Marine Mammals Twinning Partner’s Workshop May 2022

From the 3rd – 5th May 2022, the Marine Mammal Twinning, partners, and guests convened for the first occasion of the Marine Mammals Twinning Partner’s Workshop in 2022. The workshop was held at Downing College, Cambridge, UK and saw over 15 partners and guests attend from across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, both in-person and online, […]

Webinar: Federal Agency Approaches to Reducing Vessel Strike of Cetaceans

The Marine Mammal Comission is hosting a webinar on approaches to reduce vessel strikes of cetaceans on April  12th 2022. The Commission and Committee of Scientific Advisors will meet to consider actions for reducing vessel strike of large cetaceans. Specifically, meeting participants will review Federal vessel-routing and speed-reduction programs, their elements and effectiveness, identify locations where additional […]

Webinar: Marine Mammal Bycatch Risk Assessment in Chile

Credit: Todd Cravens

The Lenfest Ocean Program is hosting a webinar on ocean modelling forum’s marine mammal bycatch working group on March 24th 2022. Building off of the Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group’s efforts, a team of researchers is working with managers, scientists, and local fishing communities to assess marine mammal bycatch risk along the coast of Chile. In […]

Webinar: Ocean Modeling Forum’s Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group

The Lenfest Ocean Program is hosting a webinar on ocean modelling forum’s marine mammal bycatch working group on March 10th 2022. Join LENFEST Ocean Program for a round table discussion featuring members of the Working Group sharing their main findings and final products on how to develop and implement assessments of marine mammal bycatch. Experts will […]

Workshop: Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise from Offshore Renewable Energy Development

The Global Alliance for Managing Ocean Noise is hosting a workshop on reducing ocean noise fro offshore renewable energy development on 1st March 2022. Workshop One: ‘Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Offshore Renewable Energy Development’ intends to foster a productive setting for stakeholders across international governing bodies, industry leaders, non- governmental organizations, […]

Virtual Panel on Best Practices to Estimate Marine Mammal Bycatch

In 2016, NOAA issued a new rule under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requiring nations with fisheries that export seafood to the U.S. to adhere to bycatch standards comparable to those of the U.S. The Ocean Modeling Forum’s Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Bycatch Working Group has developed an array of products and […]

Webinar: Learnings from 30 years of investigating cetacean strandings

What: CSI of the Sea: what have we learnt from 30 years of investigating cetacean strandings?When: 11 Jan 2022 18:00 – 19:30Where: Livestream on ZSL’s YouTube channel, which will be made available on the YouTube channel afterwards.How: Free, no registration needed.  Cetaceans have been founded stranded around the UK coastline for centuries. But the role of human impacts in causing these events remained unclear until […]

Street Whale: when art meets science to celebrate whales

The African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization (AMMCO) organised a festival in November 2021 entitled STREET WHALE, to raise awareness and promote the conservation of whales and other aquatic megafauna species as well as their habitat in Cameroon through the combination of art and scientific discussion forums.  Its main (and largest!) outcome is a 12-meter-long plastic whale, accompanying […]