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Freshwater: the essence of life

March 1, 2011
Conservation International have recently published a book entitled ‘Freshwater: the essence of life’ in conjunction with International League of Conservation Photographers, CEMEX, NatureServe, Wetlands International, and Ramsar to raise awareness of freshwater issues.

Co-author, and BioFresh partner Estelle Balian writes:

Scientists and photographers joined their efforts to publish a large-format illustrated book in the CEMEX conservation book series on “Freshwater: The Essence of Life”.  The book was coordinated by Conservation International and involved scientists from all over the world, including many BioFresh partners.  They contributed to the different chapters drawing a picture of the amazing richness of freshwater ecosystems, and raising awareness on why Earth’s freshwater supplies and systems are in peril. These ecosystems have proved resilient throughout millennia, but in the last few decades, human activities have drastically modified and destroyed them to the point of alarm. The book was launched on December 6th in Cancun at the UNFCCC COP 16.

Let’s hope that it will spread the word on how precious freshwater species and ecosystems are and how much we depend on them.

http://www.conservation.org/publications/Pages/fresh-water-book.aspx
Freshwater: The essence of life. (2010).Russell A. Mittermeier, Tracy A. Farrell, Ian J. Harrison, Amy J. Upgren, Thomas M. Brooks.  Series editor: Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

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