Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

A key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean.

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world.

In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

Contents

1. From Whale Sanctuaries to Marine Protected Areas: Approaches to Protecting Cetacean Habitat.
2. The Value of Cetaceans for Place-Based Conservation.
3. Planning Effective Protected Areas: Steps Toward the Design, Establishment and Management of Protected Areas for Cetaceans.
4. The Big Picture for Cetacean Habitat Conservation: Planning for Ecosystem Management, Networks and Ocean Zoning.
5. Habitat Protection for Cetaceans Around the World: Status and Prospects in the 18 Marine Regions.

Authors

Erich Hoyt is Senior Research Fellow with WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and heads its Global Critical Habitat/MPA Programme. Author of 17 books and more than 500 articles, reports and book chapters, he co-directs the Far East Russia Orca Project and the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project. He is currently a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Cetacean Specialist Group and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He lives with his family in North Berwick, Scotland.