Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises : A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation

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'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution' - Michael Stachowitsch, "Marine Ecology". What does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? "Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises" is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species. The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 28mm | 680.4g
  • Earthscan Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Figures, tables, index
  • 1844070646
  • 9781844070640
  • 2,131,434

Table of contents

Preface * Introduction * Ocean Sanctuaries, Marine Reserves or Parks? * Why Spotlight Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises? * Creating Better Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans: Steps Towards the Design, Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans * Strategies for Protecting Cetaceans to Complement and Supplement Marine Protected Areas * Habitat Protection for Cetaceans around the World: Status and Prospects * Epilogue * References * Index
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'This is an excellent book and addresses its title very well.' Environmental Conservation 32 'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution to these efforts. This will no doubt become the 'bible' of cetacean habitat conservation efforts.' Michael Stachowitsch, Marine Ecology 27 'A highly recommended handbook and a beacon for authors of future conservation-and management-oriented compilations, whether they be for marine and terrestrial species.' Michael Stachowitsch, Marine Ecology 27
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About Erich Hoyt

Erich Hoyt is Senior Research Fellow with WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Co-director of the Far East Russia Orca Project. The author of 14 books, he lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.
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