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Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching

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Published by IFAW in Surry Hills, N.S.W .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whale watching,
  • Marine ecotourism,
  • Marine mammals,
  • Dolphin watching,
  • Effect of human beings on

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGuide régional pour l"observation des baleines et des dauphins dans les îles du Pacificique :
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.C4 P33 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18, 18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25133559M
    ISBN 109780980623505
    LC Control Number2011379843


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Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching by International Fund for Animal Welfare Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pacific Islands Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 7 Persons shall always: •Operate vessels, and aircrafts so as not to disrupt the normal movement or behavior of whales and dolphins.

•Stop any interactions with a cetacean at any sign of the animal becoming disturbed or alarmed. •Allow cetaceans to determine the nature and duration of ‘interactions’. Marine Life Viewing Guidelines Overview Guidelines & Distances Photography & Video What You Can Do Resources Viewing marine animals in their natural habitat can be an exciting experience—watching a group of dolphins leaping across the water, seeing a sea turtle nesting on a beach, or encountering a colony of seals basking in the sun.

Review and distribute Pacific Islands Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching (PIRGWDW) as necessary. Encourage annual stakeholder meetings (Govt, industry, scientists, NGOs) to assess management of the whale watch industry and use as a basis for industry review and reporting.

The Pacific Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching have been developed through a partnership of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Operation Cetaces.

New Rules - Responsible Whale Watching In Pacific. (Maui, Hawaii, 29 March ) – The first regional guidelines for responsible whale and dolphin watching across the Pacific Islands were launched today on the eve of the first International Conference for Marine Mammal Protected Areas in Maui, Hawaii.

IFAW, SPREP, & Opération Cétacés eds., Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching. Schaffar, A. & Garrigue, C. Review of commercial humpback whale-watching activities in the South Pacific.

Report for the French Fund for the Worldwide Environment (FFEM). Whale watching season in Maui is November-May with peak season typically running between mid-January and March. At Pacific Whale Foundation, our whale watching season officially kicks off in early November with our Welcome Home the Whales on occasion, we will have our first whale sighting as early as October or even late September.

This MOU was concluded under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in partnership with the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and came into effect on 12 September It will remain open for signature indefinitely.

The MOU covers all populations of cetaceans in the Pacific Islands Region (area between the Tropic of Cancer and 60. The report showed that money spent directly on whale and dolphin watching in the Pacific has increased from US$, in to more than US$ million in Tourists who went whale-watching in the region spent more than US$21 million in (including indirect expenditure), up from US$ million in International (CI) Pacific Islands, and Anselmo Amaral, Senior Marine Program Manager, Conservation International Timor-Leste.

These guidelines are based on the Pacific Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching endorsed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. Pacific Whale Foundation is a (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in to protect the ocean through science and advocacy, and to inspire environmental stewardship.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and our work is funded through fundraising activities, memberships and donations from supporters worldwide. Fin Whale Sei Whale rostral ridges 45° T he Pacific Islands Region is a globally significant area that supports a wide range ofa marine turtlesbefore and marine mammals including cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and sirenians (dugongs).

The diversity of these marine creatures is recognised as an important element of the Pacific Islands’. Goal: A partnership between SPREP, governments of Pacific Island Countries and Territories and other governments in the Pacific region, IGOs, NGOs, and stakeholders in the private sector to promote the conservation of whales in the Pacific islands region to restore depleted whale populations, and improve the livelihoods of Pacific islands people.

and increase the educational values of the activity: The Pacific Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching (SPREP, ), and the Whales Alive Whale Watching Operator and Guide Training Program. Threats Key threats to cetaceans in the Pacific Islands Region include: • scientific whaling (in Antarctic feeding grounds).

A Pacific Islands Program, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Suva, Fiji. Present address: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology and the Environment, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

SPREP and Operation Cetaces (). Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching. IFAW, Surrey Author: Cara Miller, Aisake Batibasaga, Prerna Chand, Sirilo Dulunaqio, Margaret Fox, Stacy Jupiter, Waisea. Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing in New England and the Mid-Atlantic New England and the Mid-Atlantic coastlines offer the potential for exhilarating marine wildlife viewing experiences.

Whether on the beach or on the water, if you see protected animals like whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, or Atlantic sturgeon, follow the tips below to.

Niue is a whale-watcher's wonderland — the tip of a steep, underwater volcano skirted by a narrow coral shelf.

Mother humpbacks and their calves can come close to shore away from shark predation and a wild ocean, yet still be in deep water.

And where the girls go, the boys follow. O'connor, S. Whale and dolphin watching in the pacific islands region phase 2: country case study. Whale watching tourism in the Kingdom of Tonga—a report for the international fund for animal welfare and Operations Cetaces., 32 (IFAW, ).

closely follows the steps and language used in the document, Pacific Islands Regional Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching (IFAW, ). All of the principles and guidelines developed for the WCR were agreed upon by the tour operators and regulators present at the workshop and may serve as the basis upon which each country’s own codes.

About this document. The Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching describe how people can observe and interact with whales and dolphins in a way that ensures animals are not harmed or disturbed.

Whales and dolphins may be disturbed by the presence of people, whether they are on the land, in a boat or aircraft as well as activities such. TIMEFRAME & GLOBAL TARGETS ISLAND-SPECIFIC PRIORITY ACTIONS FOR THE PARTIES PACIFIC REGIONAL INPUT (i) Implementation status/challenges and gaps/Opportunities.

Fiji declared its entire EEZ a whale sanctuary in and has adopted the Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching and the Oceania Humpback Whale Recovery Plan.

Whale teeth, particularly sperm whales’, are culturally significant to Fiji as they are used as gifts or are presented as part of specific ceremonies (Arno Cited by: 3. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Opération Cétacés have developed ‘Pacific Island regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching’ to incorporate these principles.

Locally, the Tongan Government is currently (August ) in the process of implementing whale Cited by: Whale Watching Brings Millions To Pacific – New Report (Auckland, NZ – 2 April ) - Whale and dolphin watching is one of the fastest growing industries in the Pacific Island region.

Caution zone: The caution zone is the area within m – m from a whale and 50m – m from a dolphin. Source: Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching. September SPREP Cetacea, IFAW, and FFEM. Pacific Islands: First Regional Guidelines on Whale and Dolphin Watching (Apr.

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A Mariners Guide to FIJI Shores & Marinas - 3rd Edition. Sea Reel Productions Ltd. A Mariners guide to Fiji Shores and Marinas - Sea Reel Productions. The MoU protects all populations of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the Pacific Island Region (area between the Tropic of Cancer and 60° South latitude and between ° east longitude and ° West longitude).Context: nature conservation.

Fin Whale Sei Whale rostral ridges 45° T he Pacific Islands Region is a globally significant area that supports a wide range of marine turtles and marine mammals including cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and sirenians (dugongs).

The diversity of these marine creatures is recognised as an important element of the Pacific Islands’ culture and. 6 NOAA Fisheries’ Pacific Islands Regional Office Protected Resources Division 8 North Pacific Humpback Whale Fact Sheet 9 Hawaiian Monk Seal Fact Sheet 10 Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin Fact Sheet 11 Hawaiian Sea Turtles Fact Sheet 12 Excerpts of the Endangered Species Act (As amended ) 31 Guidelines for Whale Watching 33 Guidelines.

Fiji declared its entire EEZ a whale sanctuary in and has adopted the Pacific Islands regional guidelines for whale and dolphin watching and the Oceania Humpback Whale Author: Andrew Arno.

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins in their natural watching is mostly a recreational activity (cf.

birdwatching), but it can also serve scientific and/or educational purposes. A study prepared for International Fund for Animal Welfare in estimated that 13 million people went whale watching globally in Humpback whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands during the winter months, mid-December to March.

The humpback whales come to the Hawaiian Islands for the purpose of calving and mating; the warm inshore waters surrounding these islands offer the young whales protection from predators as they build up enough body fat for their 3,mile journey north. Introduction. The Solomon Islands, in the western South Pacific, are well known for the practice of dolphin hunting, where hunters use unique traditional techniques to drive schools from the offshore into shallow coastal waters [1–3].Hunters operate in close coordination from 20 to 30 traditional canoes and, when dolphins are found, clap together rounded stones to create a Cited by: 6.

Regional Archive April Pacific Whale Watching Guidelines Now Available. Press Release - Pacific guidelines for whale and dolphin watching have been launched on the eve of the first International Conference for Marine Mammal Protected Areas in Maui, Hawaii.

Nan serves on the Executive Committee and is a scientific researcher for the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium. She played a major role in the creation of a 2 million square-kilometre whale sanctuary in the EEZ of the Cook Islands, and built a whale.

Exposure of humpback whales to unregulated whalewatching activities in their main reproductive area in New Caledonia. Pacific Islands regional. guidelines for whale and dolphin watching. 18pp.The real South Pacific - Tonga or Samoa? Is the whale watching better at either island and what would be the best time to go to maximise the chances of swimming with them?

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