Conservation Management Plans: Update from the CMP Standing Working Group
Adam Clark; Annie Robinson
International Whaling Commission
The IWC???s Conservation Management Plan (CMP) program continues to develop and remains a unique and effective model for generating and maintaining range state involvement in the conservation of at-risk cetacean populations around the world. This paper provides a summary of recent progress and updates from existing CMPs, several CMPs in development, and plans for priority populations. This includes a request for advice to support further progress to develop a CMP for Arabian Sea humpback whales. This paper also outlines challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and outlines the CMP Standing Working Group???s recent work on outreach and strategic planning.