Welcome to ErichHoyt.com

I have spent most of my life working with whales and dolphins and other ocean creatures in more
than 50 countries. I have also worked in the rain forest — looking at ant societies and rain forest
ecosystems. I love new frontiers and I see my writing as a chance to explore the outer edges of

what we know about wild animals, the ocean and the Earth; to give a voice to these other lives;
and to try to shape in a positive way the human relationship to wild nature.

Please feel free to visit my blog or any of the other  links on this page. The books section gives
a preview of the books I have written, with reviews collected by my publishers. The downloads
page offers downloads of papers, articles, reports, poster-maps and whale and dolphin sounds.
See the talks page for more about the talks and presentations I give. Watch the video of my new

book by clicking on the leaping orca below.

From 2016-21, I plan to continue working with Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara (we co-chair
the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force) and colleagues Mike Tetley, Simone
Panigada, Margherita Zanardelli and others to implement a new conservation tool called

“Important Marine Mammal Areas”, or IMMAs. Whales, dolphins and other marine mammals

have largely been left out of habitat protection efforts in national waters and on the high seas.

The identification and mapping of IMMAs is urgently needed and will lead to greater protection

for a wide range of ocean species and habitats. IMMAs will also provide checks on existing

MPAs. Are they in the right place?

For more information about our IUCN Task Force, go here. This work is being coordinated
through the Healthy Seas Programme of WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation,
an international conservation group based in the UK, US, Germany, Australia and Latin

America, and through Tethys Research Institute.

                                                                                                                    — Erich Hoyt


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and dolphins, marine protected areas and sanctuaries, writing, books, films, music and

other passions related to nature and the ocean through twitter

(https://twitter.com/ErichHoyt) & facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erich.hoyt)

and my blog.

*** Follow and download most of my publications on ResearchGate here.

*** You can buy signed copies of my books to be shipped worldwide from
http:/erichhoytbooks.com. All of my books are available on the various independent
and other book sites, including hive.co.uk http://bit.ly/2vyviTe and from independent

book stores. See the book video here with fantastic drone and other video clips.


Coming in Aug. 2019: the expanded, updated fifth edition of Orca: The Whale Called
. It will have a new cover, all new photos, new maps (Lesley Frampton) and

illustrations (Haruyoshi Kawai) and about 100 new pages of text to update the original

story and talk about the Far East Russia Orca Project working in Kamchatka and the

Commander Islands since 2000.

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises awarded in 2018: “One of the best

reference titles of the year” from Library Journal in the U.S. and honorable mention,
runnerup for best children’s /young adult book from the American Society of

Journalists & Authors, New York, with distinction noted that it succeeds as adult

nonfiction too.

October 2017. My latest book arrived in stores and online sites including Amazon sites

plus the Wordery, hive, BarnesandNobleEncyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins
and Porpoises
(large format, 400+ photographs & illustrations) is published by Firefly

Books in US, Canada, UK, Europe & the world. To buy a signed copy, which can be

personalized, go to http:/erichhoytbooks.com. Have a look at the video we made for
the book


© 2019 Erich Hoyt. All rights reserved.


© 2019 Erich Hoyt. All rights reserved.