ACCOBAMS CCH : Cetacean Critical Habitat

ACCOBAMS

Project type : Reduce human pressures on cetaceans
Subtype : Interactions with fisheries / aquaculture, Area-based measures for cetecean conservation, Monitoring cetacean's status

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Define areas within the ACCOBAMS area where cetaceans are under direct threats (ship strike, by-catch, impulsive noise, harassment from whale-watching or pleasure boating,...) and knowing when and where it occur, choose the best mitigation measures : area-based (like Marine Protected Area) or sectorial-based (like code of conduct and agreement on or restriction of the activity) conservation measures
  • Country : OTHER, ALBANIA, ALGERIA, BOSNIA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, EGYPT, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, LEBANON, LIBYA, MALTA, MONACO, MONTENEGRO, MOROCCO, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UKRAINE
  • Institution involved :Countries, Partners, all Stakeholders
  • Contact: DAVID Léa
  • Keywords: Important cetacean area, interaction, threats, ship strike, by-catch, impulsive noise, seismic, harassment from whale-watching
  • Source of funding and cofunding: Countries
  • Project status: ON-GOING
  • Starting Year: 2002
  • Adjacent Atlantic Area
  • Black Sea: North of the Black Sea
  • Black Sea: South of the Black Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Adriatic Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Aegean Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Ionian Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: North East of the Basin
  • Med - Eastern Basin: South East of the Basin
  • Med - Eastern Basin: South West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Alboran Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: Balearic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: South of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Strait of Gibraltar
  • Med - Western Basin: Thyrrhenian Sea
  • Sea of Azov
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Mesoplodon densirostris
  • Others
  • Bottlenose Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Dwarf sperm whale
  • False Killer Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Harbour Porpoise
  • Humpback Whale
  • Killer whale
  • Long-finned pilot whale
  • Minke Whale
  • Northern Right Whale
  • Risso's Dolphin, Grey Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Rough-toothed Dolphin
  • Sei Whale
  • Short-beaked common dolphin, Common Dolphin
  • Sperm Whale
  • Striped Dolphin
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