Law, Economics, Politics and Reef Conservation
C.Wilkinson at aims.gov.au
Sun Apr 5 20:06:35 EDT 1998
Calling on Lawyers, Economists, Policy Makers, Politicians, Social Scientists
A major theme of the World Bank coral reef meeting last October was the need
to involve other disciplines in reef conservation. Dr Ismail Serageldin, a
Bank Vice President, stressed this and I asked for lawyers, economists,
policy makers etc. to join an informal grouping of such professionals. Some
in the audience volunteered immediately.
This is a call to people from those disciplines to join an e-mail list,
probably attached to coral-list, to provide advice for coral reef managers
and scientists on conservation measures.
Advice required will vary from a response to a basic question of law,
economics or politics, to becoming involved in project teams to advise
governments or plan MPAs, possibly requiring time in the field. I cannot
say until we have tested the waters.
This will be a people resource listing and should be self regulating, with
those on the list determining the nature of appropriate enquiries, the limit
of personal involvement etc. How it is managed should be decided by those
Please pass this to those not on coral-list who may be interested.
Reply to my address <C.Wilkinson at aims.gov.au> and I will compile the answers
for a later list posting. Please indicate whether you are willing to assist
in list coordination.
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Clive Wilkinson, Coordinator
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
c/o Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3, TOWNSVILLE
Tel: +61 7 4772 4314; Fax: +61 7 4772 2808 or 4772 5852
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