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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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..