2nd Edition

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

By Erich Hoyt Copyright 2011
    492 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    List of Figures.  List of Tables.  List of Boxes and Case Studies.  Acknowledgements. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.  Prologue.  Introduction.  1. From Whale Sanctuaries to Marine Protected Areas: Approaches to Protecting Cetacean Habitat.  History of Marine Protected Areas and Cetaceans.  Ocean Sanctuaries, Marine Reserves or Parks - Which One and Why?  Biosphere Reserves - A Strategy for Thinking About Protected Areas.  Defining and Managing for Critical Habitat.  2. The Value of Cetaceans for Place-Based Conservation.  Introduction.  Red List Assessment of Cetacean Species, Subspecies and Populations.  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.  Introduction.  Cetacean Habitat Needs.  Checklist for Creating Better MPAs and PAs for Cetaceans.  4. The Big Picture for Cetacean Habitat Conservation: Planning for Ecosystem Management, Networks and Ocean Zoning.  The Application of Ecosystem-based Management.  Planning for Climate Change.  Ensonification in an Ever Noisier Ocean.  Networks of Protected Areas High Seas MPAs.  Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean.  Zoning Other Pragmatic Approaches.  5. Habitat Protection for Cetaceans Around the World: Status and Prospects in the 18 Marine Regions.  Introduction.  Marine Region 1: Antarctic.  Marine Region 2: Arctic.  Marine Region 3: Mediterranean and Black Seas.  Marine Region 4: North West Atlantic.  Marine Region 5: North East Atlantic.  Marine Region 6: Baltic.  Marine Region 7: Wider Caribbean.  Marine Region 8: West Africa.  Marine Region 9: South Atlantic.  Marine Region 10: Central Indian Ocean.  Marine Region 11: Arabian Seas.  Marine Region 12: East Africa.  Marine Region 13: East Asian Seas.  Marine Region 14: North and South Pacific.  Marine Region 15: North East Pacific.  Marine Region 16: North West Pacific.  Marine Region 17: South East Pacific.  Marine Region 18: Australia-New Zealand.  Epilogue.  References.  Index.


    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.

    'With recent concerns about whale survival, this book could enhance support for establishing appropriate reserves. Recommended' -D. Bardack, Choice.

    '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

    'I found this book an incredibly rich resource for a better understanding of the world’s MPAs and cetacean protection. It is very well illustrated, holds a wealth of information on MPAs and environmental governance in general and, apart from the content, is written in a style that makes complex information easily accessible. I am certain that on many future occasions I will take this book in my hands again as it serves as a well-structured compendium for marine mammal and habitat protection.' -Nikolas Sellheim, Faculty of Law, University of Lapland