A new Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy is currently being developed by Marine Scotland in collaboration with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Government and UK Nature Conservation Bodies including the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
This Strategy will provide regulators, public authorities and stakeholders with a summary of the pressures that may affect dolphin and porpoise species in UK waters, with the aim of ensuring effective management to achieve and/or maintain favourable conservation status for these species. It will develop a series of actions to support a joined up approach to management with both site-specific and wider measures working together to conserve dolphin and porpoise populations.
Workshop 19 & 20 April 2018
As part of developing the Strategy further, a two day workshop is being held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 19th and 20th April.
The workshop intends to give stakeholders and relevant organisations the opportunity to provide feedback on the developing Strategy.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com.
Note: the workshop has limited capacity. We would like to have a mixture of skills and expertise from NGO community, industry, nature conservation bodies, science/academia, Government Departments and other related marine stakeholders at the workshop. We therefore ask those interested in this event to carefully consider who from their organisation should attend and we ask that you propose no more than two participants. Should applications exceed maximum numbers, a filtering process will be undertaken to ensure fair and transparent representation of all interested sectors.