Marine Mammal Database Review. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.
Entry_ID: GCRIO 162
Entry_Title: Marine Mammal Database Review. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.
Document_Author: Klinowska, M.
Document_Author: Johnson, Timothy H. (editor)
Document_Author: McComb, John A. (editor)
Agency_Name: UNEP>United Nations Environment Programme
WCMC>World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes
The World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMS) was commissioned by UNEP's Ocean and
Coastal Areas Programme Activity Centre to review marine mammal information held in
computer databases and to assess the feasibility of establishing a distributed network of
marine mammal databases. The report was required for the Planning and Coordinating
Committee meeting (January 1992) of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation,
Management and Utilization of Marine Mammals (MMAP).
This review follows Recommendation 9 of the Report of the FAO Advisory Committee on Marine
Resources Research Working Party on Marine Mammals originally put forward at a meeting in
1973 to 'reexamine the adequacy of existing abstracting and bibliographic services,
newsletters and other vehicles of scientific communication with respect to marine mammals
and their environment and submit proposals for their improvement'; and also pertains to
Recommendation 3 of the ACMRR report: 'maintaining a register or relevant legislation'
Data_Center_Name: UNEP>United Nations Environment Programme
Dataset_ID: same as Entry_Title
Phone: (0041-22) 343-8660
6, rue de la Gabelle
Storage_Medium: 90+ pages printed matter
Parameter: Biological Entities>Ocean Wildlife
Discipline: Life Sciences > Biology > Marine Biology
Discipline: Applied Sciences > Telecommunications
Keyword: marine mammals
Keyword: polar bears
Keyword: sea otters