North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association

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Mission Statement

The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA) conducts conservation and business activities aimed at benefiting marine mammals, the economy and the marine environment off northern Vancouver Island.

Description

The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association, NIMMSA, became incorporated in May 2007 after north island based marine eco-tourism company owners formed a society steering committee in April 2006. The purpose of NIMMSA is to undertake business and stewardship actions aimed at benefiting the local marine environment, species within it, and the economy. NIMMSA currently represents the shared vision of 25 organizations.
North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association members are committed to the sustainability of a positive balance between human activities and the health of the local marine eco-system. Prior to the creation of NIMMSA its current members had a long history of cooperation and stewardship but no formal body to represent or fund mutually beneficial initiatives.

Program Details

The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA) conducts conservation and business activities aimed at benefiting marine mammals, the economy and the marine environment off northern Vancouver Island. Our work ranges from policy development to supporting field-based conservation efforts and is possible due to revenue generated from association members.
The NIMMSA Conservation Fund has been set up to help ensure that marine conservation activities in the Vancouver Island North region can take place. It is generated through a $1.00/guest/day fee that is mandatory for all NIMMSA members to implement when operating guided tours within the NIMMSA area.
Applications for grants up to $12,000 CAD for projects that are not for profit, have conservation benefits to marine life off northern Vancouver Island, and occur anytime during a 17-month period after May 1st of each calendar year are welcomed.
Primary Issue
Wildlife
Secondary Issue
Water
Address
Box 554
Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0
Canada
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