Liam van WalsumDMAD - Marine Mammals Research Association · Turkish Office
Liam van Walsum
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Working as a Research Associate for DMAD - Marine Mammals Research Association in Turkey. Research Committee member for Project Manaia.
A lack of baseline knowledge is one of the biggest barriers in the way of effective conservation and management of endangered species. Montenegro is the only country in the Adriatic Sea apart from Bosnia and Herzegovina (coastline = 20 km) with no marine protected areas. Land- and boat-based surveys began in September 2016 to increase knowledge abo...
The Turkish Straits System (TSS) is an important waterway that serves as a trade artery for a large part of Central and Eastern Europe, holds strategic importance as a gateway for world navies and is historically considered the divide between Europe and Asia. However the system is also important as it hosts a diverse array of marine mammals and was...
Presentation on the results of research I conducted and a paper I co-authored while volunteering in the Eastern Mediterranean with Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD). Only I presented, however the presentation was written with the help of those listed as Co-authors.
Lack of baseline knowledge is often the principal conservation barrier, especially if the species of concern shows steady decline. The primary goal of the current project is to fill the knowledge gaps in understudied cetacean populations through dedicated visual and acoustic surveys in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea of Turkey. The surveys were condu...
The delineation of critical habitats forms an important step in the implementation of marine protected areas (MPAs). Whilst MPAs are known as one of the strongest conservation strategies, they cover only 6% of the Adriatic with a single MPA of KaraburunSazaniin the Southern Adriatic. Similarly, only 4% of Turkish waters have been designated MPAs. T...