IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (MMPATF)
The MMPATF has been created by the International Committee on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA), the WCPA Marine Vice Chair, and the Chair of SSC to help support a stronger global profile and to provide a stronger voice for the MMPA constituency within IUCN. A main objective for the MMPATF is to facilitate mechanisms to encourage collaboration, sharing information and experience, accessing and disseminating knowledge and tools for establishing, monitoring, and managing MMP As and promoting effective spatial solutions and best practices for marine mammal conservation within MMPAs.
Learn more about this and other IUCN Task Forces on the IUCN Website.
You can download the “Report of the Workshop for the Development of Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) Criteria,” held in Marseille, France, as part of the launch of the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force in October 2013. Download the report.
In late October 2014, the Task Force produced a “Working toward Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) world map” giving preliminary indications of marine mammal habitat from various existing political and biological designations. Download the high resolution version or view an online version.
Download a Joint Statement by the IUCN WCPA/SSC Task Forces “Defining the relationship between IMMAs, KBAs, and other area-based marine conservation initiatives” released on 4 November 2015.
Visit the IUCN MMPA Task Force on Facebook.