February 03, 2005

2/3 - SB Co-founder Dr. Jeremy Jackson Speaks French about the 2010 Target in the Oceans

While the title of the symposium last week in Paris, "Biodiversity: Science and Governance," sounds about as thrilling as an inter-departmental university seminar, the event put Dr. Jeremy Jackson (SB co-founder) up on the stage with French President Jacques Chirac and biodiversity granddad, Dr. E.O. Wilson.

The topic was, "the global effort to reverse the current rate of biodiversity loss by 2010." Here's a summary of Jeremy's talk:

Presentations: Jeremy Jackson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, spoke on marine biodiversity and sustainable fisheries. He said major factors contributing to marine degradation include: loss of large marine species; destruction of continental shelves; the spread of invasive alien species; ocean warming; contamination of the marine food web; and eutrophication. He concluded that one of the greatest challenges for sustainable fisheries is to make the shift from marine degradation to recovery worthwhile for people.

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Posted by Randy Olson at February 3, 2005 04:36 PM