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New Paper Published on The Important Marine Mammal Area Network


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, Politi E, Zanardelli M, Notarbartolo di Sciara G and Hoyt E (2022). The Important Marine Mammal Area Network: A Tool for Systematic Spatial Planning in Response to the Marine Mammal Habitat Conservation Crisis. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:841789. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.841789

This Open Access paper is available to download as a PDF for free here:

You can find more information on the Task Force website about the IMMA process and our global programme of work here:

The IMMA Network as of December 2021 displayed in both a Global (A), Orthographic South Polar (B), and Mediterranean (C) projection. Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) are displayed in gold, while candidate IMMAs (cIMMA) are red and Areas of Interest (AoI) are shown in blue.
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