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Leading Conservationist Calls for Freshwater Advocacy Group

May 22, 2013

Will Darwall, Head of IUCN’s Freshwater Biodiversity Unit, has used the International Day for Biodiversity to call for the formation of a single group of freshwater scientists and conservationists to give voice to the myriad of life under and on the surfaces of our lakes, rivers and wetlands.

Speaking with Paul Jepson from the University of Oxford, Will highlighted the need to work together and form a single advocacy group, pointing out that the community of freshwater scientists is quite small and fragmented worldwide relative to other groups working on more charismatic species. Can we bring together all these disparate groups working on freshwater biodiversity and ecosystems and form a much stronger, single ‘expert network’?

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  1. May 25, 2013 07:07

    Freshwater is getting scarce and polluted, Water withdrawl from international river for hydro-power is resulting war, freshwater biodiversity is threatened with extinction mainly because of above said reasons. This is the right time to save natural recycling process for sustaining aquatic natural resources for the ultimate survival of human being.


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