Navigation Links
Scientists urge world leaders to respond cooperatively to Pacific Ocean threats
Date:5/12/2009

More than 400 leading scientists from nearly two-dozen countries have signed a consensus statement on the major threats facing the Pacific Ocean. The threats identified as the most serious and pervasive include overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction and climate change.

"This is first time the scientific community has come together in a single voice to express urgency over the environmental crisis facing the Pacific Ocean," said Meg Caldwell, executive director of the Center for Ocean Solutions, who will present the statement on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time to government officials gathered at the World Ocean Conference in Manado, Indonesia. "The scientific community urges governments to respond now, cooperatively, to these threats before their impacts accelerate beyond our ability to respond."

The consensus statement, titled "Ecosystems and People of the Pacific Ocean: Threats and Opportunities for Action," emerged from a scientific workshop in Honolulu hosted by the Center for Ocean Solutions in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Ocean Conservancy. The workshop was part of a broader effort by the three organizations to challenge countries throughout the Pacific region to improve the health of marine ecosystems by 2020.

In the consensus statement, the scientists warn that if left unchecked, the cumulative impacts of overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction--exacerbated by climate change--could have devastating consequences for coastal economies, food supplies, public health and political stability. These threats affect all members of the Pacific Ocean community, said Stephen Palumbi, director of Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station and one of the principal organizers of the consensus statement. "Remarkable similarity exists between the major problems experienced in poor and rich countries alike, in populous nations and on small
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
2. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
3. Comet probes reveal evidence of origin of life, scientists claim
4. Scientists link fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome to binding protein in RNA
5. Male elephants get photo IDs from scientists
6. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
7. Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
8. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
9. Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells
10. Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
11. T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone ... weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this ... bone that looks and behaves just like the original ... a dramatic improvement over the current standard for treating ... of the patient,s body a painful process that ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) secondary ... time going through withdrawal than others, but the ... and epigenetic (when genes are turned on or ... factors, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine ... first of its kind study to identify some ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... The ancestors of today,s crocodiles colonised the seas during ... to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link ... temperature over a period of more than 140 million ... Martin from the Universit de Lyon, France and formerly ... week in Nature Communications ., Today, crocodiles are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Engineering new bone growth 2Engineering new bone growth 3In-utero methadone, Subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe Neonatal Abstience Syndrome 2Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures 2
... age-old tradition that dates back at least 8,000 years ... about the bacteria responsible for turning milk into cheese., ... has identified a new line of bacteria they believe ... cheeses. , The team used DNA fingerprinting techniques to ...
... 6, 2009 Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and ... in the Elsevier Grand Challenge, a competition inviting ... amount of online life sciences information. ( ... on December 15th at the Massachusetts Institute of ...
... 2009, St. Louis, MO As adolescents mature into young adults, ... impact eating habits in a negative way. In a study published ... American Dietetic Association , researchers observed that while young adults enjoy ... 42% of females reported lacking time to sit down and eat ...
Cached Biology News:Wonderful cheese is all in the culture 2Finalists announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge 2Finalists announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge 3Young adults need to make more time for healthy meals 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case study ... between the school,s bioengineering department and the Intel® ... Intel® Software Academic Program, UCSD,s research focuses on ... human body.  Photo - ... the work of Dr. Todd P. Coleman ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... engineering and regenerative medicine is an inadequate vascular ... engineered constructs and decellularized tissues is critical for ... Researchers have attempted to mitigate deficiencies in vascularization ... including adding scaffold bioactivity, optimizing scaffold design and ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Calif. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ... campaign to raise $200,000 to fund a corporate ... device. , This development is a critical ... model of care to the implementation of personalized ... method of practicing medicine. , Indiegogo contributions will ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Research and ... the "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - ... their offering. This report ... and Accessories in US$ Thousands by the ... Raman Spectrometers, NMR-EPR Spectrometers, Near Infrared (NIR) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2Vascularization in Tissue Engineering Highlighted at 12th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science 2Cellgen Diagnostics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign for DNA Medical Testing Device 2Cellgen Diagnostics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign for DNA Medical Testing Device 3Global Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Strategic Business Report 2014 2
... , , SEATTLE, Aug. 11 ... 2 clinical trial of OMS302, the Company,s ophthalmologic PharmacoSurgery(TM) ... anti-inflammatory agent and an agent that causes pupil dilation ... , Omeros, Phase 1/Phase 2 trial ...
... , , SEATTLE, Aug. 11 ... quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenue for the second quarter of 2009 ... Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2009 was $55,000 compared to ... Dendreon,s total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2009 were ...
... Diverse Student ... , ... 11, 2009 - As a new class of eager high school seniors begins the college ... mark, a new study reveals what Americans consider to be the defining characteristics of a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Omeros Announces Positive Clinical Results of Phase 1/Phase 2 Trial of OMS302 for Use During Ophthalmologic Surgery 2Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6What Makes a University Great? Americans Say Renowned Faculty, Top-Rank Research Center are Most Important, According to New Survey from IP Advocate 2What Makes a University Great? Americans Say Renowned Faculty, Top-Rank Research Center are Most Important, According to New Survey from IP Advocate 3What Makes a University Great? Americans Say Renowned Faculty, Top-Rank Research Center are Most Important, According to New Survey from IP Advocate 4What Makes a University Great? Americans Say Renowned Faculty, Top-Rank Research Center are Most Important, According to New Survey from IP Advocate 5
BD BaculoGold Max-XP Insect Cell Medium 1 Liter...
Newborn Bovine Serum Heat-Inactivated...
Performance, mycoplasma, virus, and endotoxin tested...
Bethyl Laboratories Ready-To-Use IHC Bluing Reagent is used following IHC hematoxylin counterstaining with immunohistochemical procedures. Shelf-Life: 1 year from date of receipt...
Biology Products: