Towards effective management of marine mammals in North America: The Marine Mammals Management Toolkit

The Marine Mammal Twinning, part of the EU-funded Ocean Governance Project, is pleased to host a webinar in collaboration with the North American Marine Protected Areas Network (NAMPAN). The webinar will introduce the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit (developed by the Marine Mammal Twinning under the EU-funded Ocean Governance Project) as an innovative tool for the effective management of marine mammals in and around MPAs throughout North America.

  • Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023
  • Time: 1pm (EST) 
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English, French, Spanish


This webinar is open to all that wish to learn more about marine mammals throughout North America, the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit – a capacity budding tool for managers to better conserve marine mammals – or to connect with the managers within the region.

If you wish to register, please use button below to access the Zoom registration link.  

Once you have registered for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom that will contain the Zoom link for the webinar, a calendar entry file (.ics) as well as further information. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check you SPAM folder and do not hesitate to contact the Marine Mammal Twinning


Welcome to the Webinar, overview of the agenda and housekeeping (3′)

Introduction from co-hosts (10′):

North America Marine Protected Areas Network (NAMPAN)

Maria Morgado  – Regional Coordinator for Climate Change and Nature, North America Office UNEP

The EU-funded Ocean Governance project

The Importance of Marine Mammals in North America – NAMPAN (12′)

Rosalia Avalos Tellez – Director of the Biosphere Reserve Marine Zone Bahia de los Angeles, Canales de Ballenas and Salsipuedes

Introduction of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit (15′)

Fiona Dyrhauge – Marine Mammal Twinning

Guided use of the Self-Assessment Tool and SAT-LITE including interpretation of results (20′)

Tom Dallison – Marine Mammal Twinning

Testimonial of the application of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit  (10′)

Jess Morten – Resource Protection Specialist, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Greater Farallones Association

Questions and Answers Session (10′)

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps (5′)


If you have any questions, pleased not hesitate to contact us.

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