This important movement continues today with many different countries and organizations safe-guarding enormous swaths of the ocean.
Global Marine Biological Diversity
These wins only wetted his appetite for more, and he took on significant conservation challenges his entire career. For example, he and colleague Dr. Les Watling were the first to put the destructive practice of bottom trawling on the global conservation agenda. Today positive steps at the United Nations and around the world continue to restrict this incredibly destructive practice.
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He was also a founding partner in the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition to take conservation even deeper in the sea. Elliott has spent a career working at the intersection of science and policy — both in forest and ocean conservation. After earning his B.
Never pausing in his relentless pursuit of ocean protection, Elliott envisioned a new initiative to prevent or ameliorate the impact of warming and acidifying oceans and the coming mass extinction in the seas. Typical of Elliott, his ability to see the big picture is unsurpassed.
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He recognized that climate change and coming extinctions now threaten our planet and our existence. It is a strategic, science-based way to safeguard marine ecosystems and recover the diversity and abundance of marine life for us and future generations. I strive daily to continue his legacy, and all of us in marine conservation stand on the shoulders of this giant in our efforts to safeguard biodiversity. Thank you!
I, along with Marine Conservation Institute staff, former colleagues and friends, wish Elliott well in his retirement. We hope that he enjoys his garden, time with his beloved wife, Irene, and his grandchildren. Norse chief scientist, Center for Maritime Conservation in Washington, DC includes contributions from an impressive list of more than experts from plus nations, in disciplines ranging from marine ecology and law, to economics. This easy to understand and well-organized book provides one of the first global perspectives on the importance of marine biological diversity, contrasts between marine and terrestrial systems, threats to marine diversity, and impediments to marine conservation, and makes a strong companion document to the Global Biodiversity Strategy from the World Resources Institute et al.
CH, Dec' Most noteworthy is the discussion of tools that decision makers can use to encourage protection and sustainable use of the sea, and the overview of international organizations concerned with marine conservation.
Extensive bibliography. A minor shortcoming: a lack of key figures for illustrating numerous conceptual issues. Nevertheless, an invaluable reference for anyone involved in marine resource management and conservation.
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