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Translating marine animal tracking data into conservation policy and management
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-24, 04:24 authored by Hays, GC, Bailey, H, Bograd, SJ, Bowen, WD, Campagna, C, Carmichael, RH, Casale, P, Chiaradia, A, Costa, DP, Cuevas, E, Nico de Bruyn, PJ, Dias, MP, Duarte, CM, Dunn, DC, Dutton, PH, Esteban, N, Friedlaender, A, Goetz, KT, Godley, BJ, Halpin, PN, Hamann, M, Hammerschlag, N, Harcourt, R, Harrison, AL, Hazen, EL, Heupel, MR, Hoyt, E, Humphries, NE, Kot, CY, Lea, JSE, Marsh, H, Maxwell, SM, Clive McMahonClive McMahon, Notarbartolo di Sciara, G, Palacios, DM, Phillips, RA, Righton, D, Schofield, G, Seminoff, JA, Simpfendorfer, CA, Sims, DW, Takahashi, A, Tetley, MJ, Thums, M, Trathan, PN, Villegas-Amtmann, S, Wells, RS, Whiting, SD, Wildermann, NE, Sequeira, AMM
There have been efforts around the globe to track individuals of many marine species and assess their movements and distribution, with the putative goal of supporting their conservation and management. Determining whether, and how, tracking data have been successfully applied to address real-world conservation issues is, however, difficult. Here, we compile a broad range of case studies from diverse marine taxa to show how tracking data have helped inform conservation policy and management, including reductions in fisheries bycatch and vessel strikes, and the design and administration of marine protected areas and important habitats. Using these examples, we highlight pathways through which the past and future investment in collecting animal tracking data might be better used to achieve tangible conservation benefits.
Publication titleTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
PublisherElsevier Science London
Place of publication84 Theobalds Rd, London, England, Wc1X 8Rr
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