[Coral-List] Reef Check's Declaration of Reef Rights

Fernando A. Zapata fazapata at univalle.edu.co
Sat Mar 10 10:43:46 EST 2007

Jenny and list,

This may sound silly to some, but how can we coral reef scientists pledge
"not to disturbe, damage or collect corals and other reef organisms" when,
paradoxically, often that is exactly what we have to do to study coral reef
organisms in order to understand how these systems work and to produce
knowledge useful for their better conservation and management?


Fernando A. Zapata
Departamento de Biologia
Universidad del Valle
Apartado Aereo 25360
Cali, Colombia
Tel. (+57-2) 321-2100 Ext. 2824
Telefax. (+57-2) 339-3243
Fax. (+57-2) 339-2440
E-mail: fazapata at univalle.edu.co
Grupo de Investigacion en Ecologia de Arrecifes Coralinos
Coral Reef Ecology Research Group

-----Mensaje original-----
De: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
[mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] En nombre de Reef Check
Enviado el: viernes, 09 de marzo de 2007 12:19
Para: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Asunto: [Coral-List] Reef Check's Declaration of Reef Rights

In honor of the International Year of the Reef in 2008, Reef Check
Foundation has issued an URGENT CALL TO ACTION represented in the
International Declaration of Reef Rights, viewable at

Please sign the document today and circulate widely!

Jenny Mihaly
Program Manager
Reef Check Headquarters
PO Box 1057
17575 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-1057 USA
Tel: 310-230-2371, 310-230-2360
Fax: 310-230-2376
General: rcinfo at reefcheck.org
Registration: rcregist at reefcheck.org
Data: rcdata at reefcheck.org

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