European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Marine Mammal Conservation in Practice

1st Edition - September 1, 2019

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  • Author: Peter Evans
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190548
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190531

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European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: Marine Mammal Conservation in Practice presents an intimate view of the workings of international conservation agreements to protect marine mammals, detailing achievements over the last 25 years, identifying weaknesses and making recommendations that governments, scientists, marine stakeholders and the public can take to improve conservation efforts. The book is written by an experienced marine mammal scientist and award-winning conservationist, providing a unique synthesis on their status, distribution and ecology. In addition, it presents information on various conservation threats, including fisheries by catch, contaminants, noise disturbance, plastic ingestion and climate change. This comprehensive resource will appeal to marine mammal conservationists and researchers, as well as environmental and wildlife practitioners at all levels.

Key Features

  • Offers an accessible review on how scientists study this challenging group of mammals to gather necessary evidence for conservation action
  • Illustrates, with striking images, all recorded regional species, including distribution maps, key threats and specific research methods
  • Includes contributions from leading scientists, conservationists, and members of government and international bodies, like IWC and UNEP


Researchers and practitioners in marine mammal conservation; undergraduate and postgraduate students in marine biology and environmental studies

Table of Contents

  • 1. History of the ASCOBANS Agreement
    2. Conservation Agreements for the Protection of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
    3. Regional Review of Cetaceans in NW Europe
    4. Systematic List of European Cetaceans
    5. Conservation Threats
    6. Conservation Research
    7. Conservation Actions
    8. Focus on the Future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: September 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190548
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190531

About the Author

Peter Evans

Dr Peter Evans has worked on marine mammals in Europe for more than 40 years. He was the founding Secretary of the European Cetacean Society, later its Chairman, and its Editor for 25 years. A member of several international committees, he has written and edited twelve books, mainly on marine mammals, and published around 200 scientific papers. He is the Director of the UK marine environmental research charity, Sea Watch Foundation, and lectures in the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Bangor, Wales.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Sea Watch Foundation; Lecturer, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Bangor, Wales, UK

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  • CosminParlog Fri Jan 31 2020

    Great book for people interested in cetacean conservation in Europe

    I found this book to be very interesting and helpful in my literature study of cetacean conservation in Europe.

  • VerkadeStadsgrachten Wed Jan 22 2020

    European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

    For so many pages, the book was still very manageable. The choice of paper will have been the deciding factor. And although thin paper was used, it still portrays the colourphotographs well. I am very pleased I could order the book in advance. The packaging was extremely sturdy. Whale done!