[Coral-List] Happy Birthday Coral-List, Politics

Arrecifes de coral corales2006 at hotmail.com
Sat May 24 20:42:32 EDT 2014

Thank you very much Jim, for the last 19 years that allow us to share our concerns about the deterioration of coral reefs. Although it make us all, a little unwelcome people when we all try to blame each other for why not be brave enough to convince decision makers about the urgency to improve the management of coral reefs based on scientific knowledge or just common sense and experience. The good news is that we are still here to be persistent and recharging positive energy for our good intentions to save the reefs!!
Nohora Galvis
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> Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 07:53:14 -0400
> From: jim.hendee at noaa.gov
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> CC: Lew.Gramer at noaa.gov
> Subject: [Coral-List] Happy Birthday Coral-List, Politics
> On this day 19 years ago, Coral-List began with about 100 members. 
> Today our numbers are 8,129.  I wonder why, out of all these people who
> appreciate and help to save coral reefs, there are mostly only a handful
> who contribute on a regular basis.  Speak up!
> As I reflect on the recent thread of politics and coral reef
> conservation, and some of us hammering each other, I can't help but
> notice what many already see as obvious, that we have met the enemy, and
> he is us (thank you Walt Kelly).  For some reason I let these personal
> attacks go on longer than I should have, but maybe it helps to clear the
> air.
> But now, can we (including myself) tone down the rancor a bit  and try
> to come up with some constructive steps we can implement to reduce coral
> reef decline?
> Thank you, and I hope you all have a nice weekend.
>     Your Coral-List Administrators,
>     Jim Hendee
>     Mike Jankulak
>     Lew Gramer
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