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Special Guest Speaker

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Professor
Dan Laffoley

Principal Advisor, Marine Science and Conservation for IUCN
Marine Vice Chair for the World Commission on Protected Areas
Architect of Google Oceans

 

Communicating Marine Conservation

14 February 2012 | NSW Parliament | Sydney

Overview

In February 2012, ACIUCN held the marine forum Communicating Marine Conservation, which highlighted and discussed case studies of excellent communication strategies to engage the community in valuing and caring for of our coasts and seas – a critical need in achieving both national and international goals in marine conservation. With ACIUCN being an apolitical party of both government and non-government members, the forum provided an apolitical platform for the discussion of key marine issues.

Speakers

Keynote: Prof Dan Laffoley - Principal Advisor, Marine Science and Conservation for IUCN / Marine Vice Chair for the World Commission on Protected Areas / Architect of Google Ocean

  • Imogen Zethoven, Pew Environment Group, The Campaign for the Coral Sea
  • Mark Rodrigues, Parks Victoria, Victoria's marine parks 10 years on - from maps to apps
  • Tim Silverwood, Take 3, Mobilising the Community against Marine Debris
  • Rebecca Hubbard, Environment Tasmania, Stop the Super Trawler Campaign
  • Richard Leck, WWF Australia, Generating Community support for the Great Barrier Reef
  • Kevin Evans, National Parks Association NSW, Fishing for Supporters
  • Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Shark Conservation
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    VIDEO:

    Dan Laffoley
    on Marine Conservation in Australia

    In 5 minutes, Professor Laffoley provides insight into the issues of ocean conservation and emphasises the need to protect marine habitats through MPAs, to build resilience and ensure sustainable management of the oceans. Watch insights on ocean conservation in Australia and how 'business unusual' will be required to ensure the future of Australia's ocean environment!

    NOTE: This short film was organised by Rebecca Hubbard of Environment Tasmania, and its production was funded by contributions from the Australian Committee for IUCN (ACIUCN), the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

     

    “We are going to have to make difficult decisions to ensure that we keep world class habitats, like Australia has, in prime condition for the future”.

    - Professor Dan Laffoley