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World Leading Marine Scientist In Sydney To Warn Of Threats To Australia’s Oceans
What: The Thomas Conservation Oration 2013
When: Monday 18 March 2013
Where: New Law Auditorium, Sydney University
World-renowned marine scientist Professor Callum Roberts will deliver a keynote speech, warning of the threat to Australia’s oceans, coral reefs and international reputation from an accelerated plundering of oceans resources. Professor Roberts, from the University of York, is recognised around the world for his research of marine reserves and will deliver the 4th Thomas Conservation Oration at the University of Sydney on 18 March.
Author of two of the most important contemporary publications on our oceans, Unnatural History of the Sea and Ocean of Life, Professor Roberts will focus on Australia’s ongoing challenge to safeguard its unique marine life and stocks of fish and seafood from over fishing, through fisheries reform and new marine reserves protecting nursery areas.
A rapid expansion of oil and gas exploration and drilling, as well as a proliferation of new and expanded port developments to export more coal and gas has placed Australia natural ‘jewels’ such as the Great Barrier Reef and also Ningaloo under pressure, risking permanent damage and a loss of international reputation.
At a time when the world’s oceans are under unprecedented threat, Callum Roberts will sound a warning to act before it’s too late.