New report highlights priorities for Atlantic humpback dolphin conservation
The CCAHD is pleased to announce the publication of a collaborative report in English and French, highlighting the priority actions required for the conservation of the Critically Endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii).
The report is the result of extensive expert discussion on the current short- and medium-term priority data gaps and actions required to optimize the long-term conservation and sustainability of the species. It summarizes the outputs of 12 working groups that met virtually between September and November 2020. Each group focused on a specific topic (e.g. capacity-building, genetics, population monitoring, bycatch). The report incorporates feedback from an extensive review process including all CCAHD associates and other parties within the species’ range states.
A number of priority actions are highlighted to address the data, resource, and capacity gaps of most relevance to conserving Atlantic humpback dolphins. The report will serve as a roadmap to guide future conservation efforts for the species, through the allocation of funding to where it is most urgently needed to achieve maximum conservation outputs. High emphasis is placed on coordinating collaborative work between a wide range of national and international partners to ensure long-term legacies in capacity-building and outreach, and in achieving transboundary effort across range states.
The full citations and links for the English and French versions of the report are as follows:
- Consortium for the Conservation of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (CCAHD) (2020). Short- and medium-term priority actions to conserve the Atlantic humpback dolphin Sousa teuszii. Report of the Consortium for the Conservation of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, edited by Minton, G., Weir, C. and Collins, T. December 2020. 145 pp. Download at: https://www.sousateuszii.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CCAHD-Priorities-for-Sousa-teuszii-FINAL.pdf
- Consortium pour la conservation du dauphin à bosse de l’Atlantique (2020). Actions prioritaires à court et moyen termes pour la conservation du dauphin à bosse de l’Atlantique Sousa teuszii. Rapport du Consortium pour la conservation du dauphin à bosse de l’Atlantique, édité par Minton, G., Weir, C. et Collins, T. Disponible sur https://www.sousateuszii.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CCAHD-2020-Actions-prioritaires-pour-Sousa-teuszii_FINAL_Fr.pdf. Décembre 2020. 152 pp