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The Twinning’s Final Partners Workshop 2023

From October 16 – 18, the Marine Mammal Twinning hosted its final partners workshop, in collaboration with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate (MA), United States of America. In total, over 15 MPA managers, marine mammal experts, and researchers, representing 6 countries (USA, France, Mexico, Iceland, UK and Bermuda), convened for a packed 3 […]

Marine Mammal Twinning and Commonwealth Blue Charter Webinar

On the 20th of June, the Marine Mammal Twinning will be hosting a training webinar in collaboration with the Commonwealth Blue Charter, with representatives from the Blue Charter Champion countries, and their MPA Action Group. The webinar will introduce the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit, a capacity building resource aimed at empowering marine mammals and MPA practitioners […]

Marine Mammal Twinning and WIOMSA – Recorded Webinar

On the 13th of April, the Marine Mammal Twinning hosted a training webinar in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Area Network (WIOMPAN) to MPA and marine mammal practitioners in the Western Indian Ocean. The webinar was a great opportunity to introduce the Marine […]

The Marine Mammal Twinning at the Humpback Whale World Congress

Between March 6 – 11 2023, the Marine Mammal Twinning attended the 3rd Humpback Whale World Congress, held in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). The congress brought together all stakeholders involved in humpback whale conservation with this year’s edition being dedicated to “The Blue Economy for Sustainable Development” reflecting on the importance of humpback whales in […]

The Marine Mammal Twinning at the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress

On February 4th and 5th, the Twinning introduced the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit at two separate events during the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress in Vancouver, Canada, highlighting the toolkit as a innovative tool for marine mammal management within MPAs. The first presentation was part of the session “Effectively Managing MPAs: New Tools for Resilience and Marine Mammal […]

The Marine Mammal Twinning at IMPAC5

Marine mammals are increasingly subject to anthropogenic threats such as bycatch, ship strikes and noise pollution. There is a real need for effective conservation measures, which are often applied through the designation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), as well as Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECSMS) and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). […]

The Twinning at the MedPAN Management Effectiveness Workshop

On October 27th and 28th, at the occasion of the MedPAN MPA Management Effectiveness Workshop, the Twinning presented the EU-funded Ocean Governance Project,  Marine Mammal Twinning across two separate events. The first was within the context of MPA networks, drawing on inter-twinning activities and the importance of MPA networks for marine mammals and other mobile […]

The Marine Management Toolkit at the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

On 18th October 2022, the Twinning hosted a workshop focusing on the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit and its respective adaptation to marine turtles at the occasion of the 7th Mediterranean Conference on marine Turtles, Tetouan (Morocco), highlighting the toolkit as a key tool for MPA managers, and its value for managing marine turtles within the […]

Marine Mammals Management Toolkit at the UN Ocean Conference

On June 29th and 30th, the Twinning introduced the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit at two separate events during the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon; highlighting the toolkit as possible solution  for managing marine mammals to mitigate climate change as well as its importance for international policies.  The first presentation, through a panel format, was […]

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 […]

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