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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan. Guiding documents: Conservation Status document (WG.22/INF.7) MMAP Elements document (IG.20/INF.3) SPAW RAC informal consultation and electronic steering committee (working group) Mediterranean and SE Pacific AP

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Draft marine mammal action plan

Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Guiding documents:

  • Conservation Status document (WG.22/INF.7)

  • MMAP Elements document (IG.20/INF.3)

  • SPAW RAC informal consultation and electronic steering committee (working group)

  • Mediterranean and SE Pacific AP

  • Manatee management plan for the Wider Caribbean (CEP TR 35)

  • Sea Turtle recovery APs (SPAW/WIDECAST)

  • IUCN Action Plan for Conservation of MM

  • Several references

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Objectives:

  • Assist govs with efforts on MM conservation practices and polices

  • Provide a framework for activities at national and regional levels

  • Conservation and recovery of all MM species and their habitats

  • Establishment of regional cooperation programmes to increase scientific, technical and educational exchanges

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Areas being targetted:

  • Increase scientific knowledge

  • Enhance public understanding

  • Development protective measures

  • Development of policy

  • Improvement of law and its application

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Broad aims:

  • Management of human interactions and use (assess and mitigate threats, address strandings, taking and captivity etc.)

  • Species protection (improve scientific knowledge, maintain or restore abundance, protect habitats etc)

    - Following the precautionary approach within the context and principles of sustainable development -

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

General structure/sections:

  • Management of human interactions and use or Issue-Led Actions

  • Species protection or Species Led Actions

  • Systems and administrative structures

  • Reporting and monitoring

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Each section includes:

  • Key objectives

  • Previous conservation actions, including legislation (to be indentified at the Wksp)

  • Actions needed (planning, science, community, management and resources and capacity)

    Prioritisation, definitions and timetable for actions to be determined at the Wksp

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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Draft Marine Mammal Action Plan

Some points to keep in mind:

  • Principles and objectives of the SPAW Protocol

  • This a first draft of a work in progress

  • Consider practical implementation and ways to monitor progress and updating

  • Set priorities for short-term action

  • Workshop and experts inputs are critical to achieve an Action Plan that is realistic will ensure MM conservation in the WCR

Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, SPAW Programme Officer, [email protected]


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