8 Nov 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The shallow fringe of sea (less than 10 m deep) that laps the world’s coastlines contains the most diverse marine ecosystems, and provides numerous resources and ecosystem services. These waters are among the most sensitive systems to human and natural perturbation, including urbanisation, pollution, sea filling and fishing, as well as projected changes in sea level, storm intensity and oceanic acidity.
Yet despite the clamours of concern for many marine conservation problems, the threats to the fragile ecosystems in coastal shallows are grossly underappreciated.
This meeting will address the problems, and describe best practice and progress in resolving both biophysical and socio-economic issues.
Photo: Johnston Davidson
Saving the shallows: focusing marine conservation where people might care
Amanda Vincent, Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation and Director, Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia
Reconciling poverty alleviation with marine conservation in the developing world: can a focus on human wellbeing help motivate sustainable resource governance?
Sarah Coulthard, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster
UK Shallow seas – a measure of protection
Richard Harrington, Communications Manager, Marine Conservation Society
Engaging society with the sea: insights and opportunities
Rebecca Jefferson, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University
Organised by Heather Koldewey, Conservation Programmes, ZSL
Please note that this event has already taken place
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event in the 'Wildlife Conservation' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.45pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.
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9 Jul 2013 18:00 - 19:00
Feral: Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding. George Monbiot talks about his book on how damaged ecosystems can be restored.