Marine Protected Areas for whales, dolphins and porpoises

DSC_0001 2by Erich Hoyt

Shelfmark: CP/PO.mpa/002

This book was produced in association with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and contains global coverage. Published in 2005 this first edition had a significant impact, generating proposals for many new marine protected areas.

Blurb:

What does is mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species.

The author, one of the world’s foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. this is an essential introduction, guide and reference for those working to ensure a future for whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Contents

1 OCEAN SANCTUARIES, MARINE RESERVES OR PARKS?

History of marine protected areas and cetaceans Ocean sanctuaries, marine reserves or parks – which one and why?
Biosphere reserves – a strategy for thinking about MPAs
Defining critical habitat
Networks of MPAs
High-seas MPAs

2 WHY SPOTLIGHT WHALES, DOLPHINS AND PORPOISES?

Red List assessment of cetacean species, subspecies and populations
The value of cetaceans for marine-based conservation

3 CREATING BETTER MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR CETACEANS: STEPS TOWARDS THE DESIGN, ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR CETACEANS

Basic principles
Cetacean habitat needs
The value of ecosystem-based management
Steps to creating better MPAs for cetaceans

4 STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING CETACEANS TO COMPLEMENT AND SUPPLEMENT MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Conservation strategies for cetaceans besides MPAs
Other pragmatic approaches

5 HABITAT PROTECTION FOR CETACEANS AROUND THE WORLD: STATUS AND PROSPECTS

Marine Region 1: Antarctic
Marine Region 2: Arctic
Marine Region 3: Mediterranean
Marine Region 4: Northwest Atlantic
Marine Region 5: Northeast Atlantic
Marine Region 6: Baltic
Marine Region 7: Wider Caribbean
Marine Region 8: West Africa
Marine Region 9: South Atlantic
Marine Region 10: Central Indian Ocean
Marine Region 11: Arabian Seas
Marine Region 12: East Africa
Marine Region 13: East Asian Seas
Marine Region 14: South Pacific
Marine Region 15: Northeast Pacific
Marine Region 16: Northwest Pacific
Marine Region 17: Southeast Pacific
Marine Region 18: Australia–New Zealand

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