Category Archives: MPAs

Third Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) Workshop, held in Borneo, puts 46 new candidate IMMAs on the map

From 12-16 March 2018, the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (the “Task Force”) conducted the third Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshop, this one in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Covering the North East … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Declares a New Marine Protected Area For Dolphins, Whales, Sharks, and Sea Turtles

On 27 October, 2014, the Government of Bangladesh signed into law the country’s first Marine Protected Area, the ‘Swatch of No Ground’ (SoNG), designed to safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species.  The SoNG MPA spans 1,738 … Continue reading

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Blue whales protected in the largest Marine Park in continental Chile

By Francisco Viddi and Rodrigo Hucke-Gaete The Chilean government has recently approved the declaration of the Tic Toc Marine Park, located on Chile’s southern coast, off the Northern Patagonian Fjords.  This marine park, in the waters of Corcovado Gulf, will … Continue reading

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