Quantification and Elimination of Threats to the Caspian Seal
Dr Simon Goodman
University of Leeds - IICB
Host Country Institutions:
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, DEC - Iran, MoA, Kaz, International Oceanographic Institute, Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna
Europe & Central Asia, Middle East
Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
To strengthen the ability of researchers and managers in the region to identify, monitor and manage present and future threats to the Caspian seal; to halt seal population decline by reducing anthropogenic sourced mortality; to build capacity for the longterm implementation of science-based conservation and management polices in the Caspian that promote biodiversity and its sustainable use.
Regional Seal Centre Network with trained staff and research infrastructure.
Estimates of population size, movement & habitat usage, health status, diet, genetic structure, & climate change response model.
Seal Conservation Action and Management Plan; reduced by-catch mortality
Educational events & materials.
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