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Policies and MPAs

Here is made available a series of maps that try and represent the protection measures that have been put in place for marine mammals. Two major measures were considered : Marine protected areas for marine mammals, with two maps provided here (one on MPA for marine mammals in general, the second on MPAs that can potentially meet the specific needs of manatees) ; and legislation regarding direct take of marine mammals. Please note that for the latter the information is still incomplete, hence the mention of "legislation found". Factsheets accompany each map with more details on the approach for their elaboration, except for the map on MPAs for manatees where the method is summarized directly on the map.