Black Sea, Turkish Straits System and Caspian Sea

Virtual Meeting, 22-26 February, 2021

The Regional Workshop for the “Identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Black Sea, Turkish Straits and Caspian Sea Region“, organised by the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (the “Task Force”) will held between the 22nd and 26th February 2021. Reflecting the current global pandemic situation, the meeting has been moved to a virtual format.  Funding for the workshop is being provided by the GOBI-IKI initiative, supported by the Government of Germany. The Tethys Research Institute will contribute with scientific, technical and organisational support.

Call for Submissions: Areas of Interest to inform the regional identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Black Sea, Turkish Straits and Caspian Sea Region

The IUCN Joint SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force (MMPATF) would like to invite those interested of the final opportunity to submit preliminary Areas of Interest (pAOIs) to inform the future identification of IMMAs in the ‘Black Sea, Turkish Straits System, and Caspian Sea’ Regions.   pAOI submissions are due by February 7th, 2021. To submit your IMMA pAOI for consideration, please use this online form: https://forms.gle/VRgALmJskvzxRALz9.

For more information contact  simone.panigada@imma-network.org or caterina.lanfredi@imma-network.org.