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GOBI research awarded a two-year extension

GOBI research awarded a two-year extension

Building on the success and achievements from GOBI’s five-year programme of work funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI), a further two years of work has been approved to build on these results and implement them in a regional setting.  The extension recognises the value of GOBI’s continuing input to the science base underpinning the EBSAContinue Reading GOBI research awarded a two-year extension

New IMMAs recognised internationally

New IMMAs recognised internationally

Eleven prime areas for threatened and vulnerable dolphin and porpoise species in the Black and Caspian Seas have been formally awarded Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas.  These areas were identified as significant for those species during the IMMA regionalContinue Reading New IMMAs recognised internationally

Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

The Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhambane Bay IMMA has formed the basis of a proposed Environmental Protection Area (EPA) in Mozambique, as recommended by Conservation International. The proposed EPA corresponds with the extent of the Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhambane Bay IMMA identified during the Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas IMMA Workshop held in March 2019.  TheContinue Reading Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

The sixth and last of the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Thursday 28 January 2021 by five leading experts in the field of hydrothermal vent ecology and spatial analysis. To find out more about the ‘life’ history of hydrothermal vents, the specialist and unique animal communities that live around them, the way these animalsContinue Reading Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask