Useful References

Important Marine Mammal Areas

The website of the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force and Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) Intiative lists many documents for download including:


North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

NAMMCO, the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission, Scientific Publications are available online, open-access, at the following website: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/NAMMCOSP/index.

The following publications are available:
Volume 1: Ringed Seals
Volume 2: Predators in the North Atlantic
Volume 3: Sealworms
Volume 4: Belugas
Volume 5: Harbour Porpoise
Volume 6: Grey Seals
Volume 7: North Atlantic Sighting Surveys
Volume 8: Harbour Seals
Volume 9: Walrus
Volume 10: Age Estimation

Useful Links

Protecting Wild Dolphins and Whales: Current Crises, Strategies, and Future Projections. 2012. Guest Editors: Lori  Marino, Frances  Gulland, and E. C. M.  Parsons. Journal of Marine Biology.

International Committee on Marine Mammal Protected Areas

First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, March 30 – April 3, 2009, Hawaii – conference proceedings.

Second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, Endangered Spaces, Endangered Species. Nov 7-11 Martinique –  Conference proceedings.

Third International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas. Important Marine Mammal Areas, a sense of place, a question of size, Nov 9-11 2014, Adelaide Australia. 

Fourth International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, Forging Partnerships and Planning for Protection. Nov 13-17 2016 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Executive Summary

Marine Mammals of the Holarctic Conference Proceedings

2016: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2016. Abstracts. Astrakhan, 110 pages (In Russian and English) 

2014: International Conference on Marine Mammals of the Holoarctic, St Petersburg, Russia. 22-29 Sept 2014.  Collection of Abstracts

2014: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2014. Collection of Scientific Papers. St. Petersburg, 2 volumes. (In Russian and English).  Volume 1 and Volume 2.

2012: Materials of the killer whale workshop. VII International Conference “Marine mammals of the Holarctic”. Suzdal 2012. 46 pages. (In Russian and English).

2012: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic VII. 2o12. Draft – Collection of Scientific Papers. Suzdal, Russia, September 24-28.

2010: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2010. Collection of Scientific Papers. Kaliningrad, 653 pages. (In Russian and English).

2008: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2008. Collection of Scientific Papers. Odessa, 632 pages. (In Russian and English). Pages 1 – 18. Pages 19-258. Pages 259-500. Pages 501-631.

2006: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2006. Collection of Scientific Papers. Saint-Petersburg. 589 pages. Editor – Dr. Belkovich V.M. Compilers: Belkovich V.M., Smelova I.V., Boltunov A.N.

2004: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2004. Collection of Scientific Papers. Moscow. KMK, 609 pages. Editor – Dr. Belkovich V.M. Compilers: Belkovich V.M., Smelova I.V., Boltunov A.N.

2002: Marine Mammals of Holarctic. 2002. Abstracts of the conference presentations. Moscow. KMK, 294 pages. Editor – Dr. Belkovich V.M. Compilers: Belkovich V.M., Smelova I.V., Boltunov A.N.

ACCOBAMS

The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) website has a large number of documents available for download.   These include:

A large number of guidelines:

Topic Title English French
Captivity
Guidelines for the release of captive cetaceans into the wild
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Interactions
Guidelines for technical measures to minimise cetacean-fishery conflicts in the Mediterranean and Black Seas
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Guidelines to address the impact of anthropogenic noise on cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS area
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Marine Protected Areas
Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans
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Guidelines for the creteria for the selection of Marine Protected Areas for cetaceans
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Research
Guidelines on the granting of exceptions to article II, paragraph 1, for the purpose of non-lethal in situ research in the Agreement area
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Strandings
Guidelines for the Development of National Networks of Cetacean Strandings Monitoring
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Guidelines for the establishment of Tissue Banks and Ethical Code
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Guidelines for a coordinated cetacean stranding response during mortality events caused by infectious agents and harmful algal blooms
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Guidelines concerning best practice and procedure for addressing cetacean mortality events related to chemical, acoustic and biological pollution
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Whale watching
Guidelines for commercial cetacean-watching in the ACCOBAMS area
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Guidelines for implementing a Pelagos-ACCOBAMS Label for commercial whale watching activities
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ASCOBANS

The website of the Agreement of the Conservation of the Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS) has a large number of documents for download. Below we include the Action Plans..

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