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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


You can re-watch the webinar below:

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

Dr Gustavo Cárdenas Hinojosa, Researcher, Marine Mammal Research Group Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)


Introduction of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit (15′)

Francis Staub – Marine Mammal Twinning


Guided use of the Self-Assessment Tool and SAT-LITE including interpretation of results (15′)

Tom Dallison – Marine Mammal Twinning


Testimonial of the application of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit  (15′)

Jess Morten – Resource Protection Specialist, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation in support of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries


Questions and Answers Session (15′)


Concluding Remarks and Next Steps (5′)


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

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