Thursday, November 28, 2013

Professor Tim Flannery to give opening address at 9th Pacific Nature Conference

Published 25 October 2013 - Internationally-renowned author, Professor Tim Flannery, will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the 9thPacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.The conference, which takes place every 4-5 years, will be held in Suva, Fiji from 2-6 December and is the Pacific region's premier event shaping biodiversity conservation work.

Professor Flannery will make the opening keynote address of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. ”So much of Earth's biodiversity resides in the southwest Pacific,” Professor Flannery commented, ”With climate change such a major threat, this conference offers an important opportunity to protect unique organisms found nowhere else.” This statement reflects the theme of the conference, Natural Solutions: Building Resilience for a Changing Pacific.

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