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Dr. Patricia Majluf Receives Award at 25th International Conference on Conservation Biology

25th International Conference on Conservation Biology Auckland, NZ RETHINKING THE HUMBLE ANCHOVY, PERUVIAN STYLE Dr. Patricia Majluf has been recognized with one of three 2011 Distinguished Service Awards by the Society for Conservation Biology for outstanding contributions to the field of conservation biology.  She is the founder and current director of the Center for Environmental Sustainability (CSA) at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru.  Dr. Majluf on the important impacts of the Peruvian Anchovy, or ‘Anchoveta’ Since 1982, she has been in charge of the longest-running research program in coastal Peru, studying the impacts of El Niño and fisheries on marine wildlife populations.  Since 1996 she has led marine conservation efforts in Peru, promoting the establishment of marine protected areas and developing public awareness of the large-scale ecological and socioeconomic impacts of industrial fisheries and other extractive industries to the Humboldt Upwelling System. …
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Implications of Environmental Change to Antarctic Marine Ecosystems

By Dr. Phil McGillivary and Gavin Morris reporting from the 25th International Conference on Conservation Biology in Auckland, NZEdited by Deb Castellana The University of Auckland, New Zealand hosted a series of Marine Think Tanks, in the days before the 25th International Congress of Conservation Biology. One of them, Implications of Environmental Change to Antarctic Marine Ecosystems, dealt mainly with the Ross Sea, Antarctica, which is one of Sylvia Earle’s Hope Spots. We were lucky enough to catch up with Ed Butler as he rushed off to the airport. Ed is the Manager for Antarctic Science with Antarctica New Zealand (ANZ). He, along with Vonda Cummings of NIWA, facilitated the 3-day think tank on the possible impacts of global climate change on Antarctic marine ecosystems.…
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