The nine members of the IMMA Secretariat are pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive paper on the development of IMMAs in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. The article is entitled “The Important Marine Mammal Area network: a tool for systematic spatial planning in response to the marine mammal habitat conservation crisis.” A free copy of the paper can be downloaded here
Figure 1. The IMMA Network as of December 2021 displayed in both a Global (A), Orthographic South Polar (B), and Mediterranean (C) projection. Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) are displayed in gold, while candidate IMMAs (cIMMA) are red and Areas of Interest (AoI) are shown in blue.