The First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas is going to be held from March 29th to 3rd April, in Maui, Hawaii.
The conference will be characterized by a combination of presentations, panels, posters, workshops and training sessions, conceived by a steering committee of marine mammal and MPA experts from around the world. MPA managers, scientists, and educators and policy-makers will be engaged in sessions that will provide a forum for sharing information, common challenges and solutions on approaches to marine mammal management and conservation. The aim of the meeting is also to foster networking between marine mammal MPAs which share populations and issues.
Two Tethys members have been invited to attend this conference: Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Simone Panigada. Giuseppe will bring his experience with the Pelagos Sanctuary during a plenary talk called ‘Managing MMPAs’, Simone will be the panel coordinator of ‘How can networks of MPAs ensure threat mitigation to cetaceans?’
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