Conserving Falklands' whale populations: addressing data deficiencies for informed management


Falkland Islands
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Ref: DPLUS082

Status: Current

Round:
6
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
British Antarctic Survey, Shallow Marine Surveys Group
Start Date:
02-04-18
End Date:
31-08-21
Funding:
£298,552.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity, Marine coastal, Marine
Production:
Fisheries
Broad Approches:
General measures, In situ, Species conservation
Specific Tools:
Tourism, Protected areas, Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
Falkland Islands
Project Summary:
Anecdotal increases in endangered sei and fin whales have been reported in Falklands' coastal waters. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are internationally-important sites for global biodiversity. Candidate KBAs (cKBAs) have been identified for baleen whale species in nearshore waters around the Islands and overlap with areas of increasing human marine activity. This project aims to evaluate two cKBA sites for whales, improve the information available to decision-makers, and engage stakeholders regarding conservation and management considerations for these and other KBAs.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS082 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-01-23 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS082 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS082 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS082 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS082 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS082 HYR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00