Marine PolicyAt present, the information obtained by MigraMar is used to feed into different organizations aimed at the conservation of migratory marine species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
Migramar provides technical advice for national and international institutions dedicated to marine resource maragment, with the aim of establishing a common working framework and to facilitate mutual onderstanting.
Sharks are wildlife
Protection for Sharks
First Bi-National Marine Protected Area
First binational MPA in the Region and the Largest
Worlds First Marine Migratory Species Hope
Technical Support for the Galapagos Marine Reserve Expansion
Organizations Make an Urgent Call for the Protection of the Archipelago
How does Migramar work?
As a scientific network we give our technical support in two different ways
inside marine reserves
In the region of the Eastern Pacific there are various marine reserves which offer protection to the species that remain within their limits. The function of these reserves is vital to the conservation of endangered marine fauna and maintenance of the extraordinary value of World Heritage Sites.
However, marine reserves offer insufficient protection for the conservation of these species. Their nature leads them to cover large distances and to leave the area of the reserves, leaving them open to a large number of threats.
Our colaboration so far has archived
- Inclusion of the hammerhead shark and the silky shark in Appendix ll of CMS.
- Ban on shark fishing In colombia.
- Inclusion of the whale shark as an Endangered species on the Red List of Endangered Species, IUCN.
- Support for National and Regional Action Plans for sharks.
- Inclusion of manta rays and mobulas in CITES and CMS.
- Inclusion of the hammerhead shark and silky shark in Appendix II of CITES.
- Temporal fishing closures in the Gulf of Nicoya.
- Declaration of the Revillagigedo Islands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Presidential decree in Panama for the protection of whale sharks.
- Creation of No-Take Areas in open waters of the Coiba Ridge.
- Extension of the Coco Island Marine Conservation Area.
- Declaration of Malpelo Island as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Setting up new marine zoning in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
- Protection of turtle nesting sites in Ecuador.
Migramar is commited to ...
Improve collaborative research and policy advice for the managment of transboundary marine species.
Use spatial information to create and expand Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific.
Be the prime scientific reference for the study and coservation of migratory species.