All the relevant events, upcoming and past, from the Marine Mammal Twinning and regarding the conservation, and effective management of, marine mammals.

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Upcoming Events

The Pelagos Initiative is organising a webinar  to present the themes of the Initiative’s next call for projects, in line with the new management plan of the Pelagos Agreement, and its modalities. The aim of this webinar is also to bring together all types of actors (NGOs, scientists, MPA managers, private actors…) working in the Pelagos Sanctuary and beyond in order to foster joint and transboundary actions.

The 2nd Asia Parks Congress is a gathering of Asia’s protected areas practitioners and other interested stakeholders. The Congress will bring together leaders and decision-makers from Asia and around the world. The conference’s theme will be “Parks for Nature and People,” emphasising the relationship between nature and society.

The Congress aims to bring together protected area practitioners and the broader community to share experiences, learn from one another, and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

The overarching objective of the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is to position Africa protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well- being and to increase the understanding of vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods.

The Society for Marine Mammalogy holds biennial international meetings with the goal of enhancing collaboration, sharing ideas, and improving the quality of research on marine mammals within the scientific community.

The conference will attract eminent scientists and leaders from nations around the world to help chart a path of multidisciplinary research and collaboration now and for the next generation of researchers. SMM2022 will span 5 days, each day including a plenary session with distinguished keynote speakers that will be live-streamed at the start of each day.

From 3-9 February 2023, the world’s leading ocean conservation professionals will meet in Vancouver, Canada to chart a course towards protecting 30% of the global ocean by 2030.

International Marine Protected Areas Congresses (IMPAC) are an opportunity for the global community of marine conservation managers and practitioners to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen the conservation of marine biodiversity and to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the ocean.

International Conference on Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management.

Past Events

The European Union Ocean Governance project brings together partners from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to improve the work of MPA managers in the field. The Ocean Governance project has developed two self-assessment tools for MPAs – the Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment Tool and the Marine Mammals Self-Assessment Tool. It also connects regional and national networks and learning exchanges of MPA managers, promotes transboundary cooperation for marine protection, and is working to restore sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. This webinar will provide an overview of the whole project as well as present the two self-assessment tools.

The Marine Mammal Comission is hosting a webinar on approaches to reduce vessel strikes of cetaceans on April  12th 2022.

We are pleased to announce that the 33rd annual European Cetacean Society conference will be the first fully virtual conference of the society. The theme of this year’s conference is:

Marine mammal research and conservation effort – Are we on the right path?