Welcome to the Site for the International Committee on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, ICMMPA.


The ICMMPA is an informal group of international experts dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and their habitats. Members of ICMMPA (pronounced eye-COM-pa) represent various geographic regions, as well as a wide range of expertise within the fields of marine mammal biology, ecology and the design and management of marine protected areas and other marine planning initiatives. Members include scientists, representatives of governmental agencies and NGOs.

View ICMMPA White Paper.

View Current Committee Membership.

View Accomplishments of the First Conference.

View Proceedings of the Second Conference. 


The First ICMMPA Conference was held March 30 – April 3, 2009 in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA.


The Second ICMMPA Conference was held November 7-11, 2011 in Martinique, Fort du France, Atrium.

Planning is underway for the Third ICMMPA ConferenceMore information coming soon!


For more information contact:  Naomi McIntosh, Chair and Corresponding Officer, ICMMPA.