Story Marine biodiversity: does conservation matter?

More than a thousand marine biologists from all over the world met in Valencia  from 11 to 15 November, to discuss their scientific findings.Current and future threats to marine biodiversity were discussed and the Valencia declaration was agreed.
Release date 15/11/2008
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
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Source EEA

The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity discussed and reviewed the current understanding of marine biodiversity, its role in marine ecosystem functioning and its socio-economic context. Current and future threats and potential mitigation strategies for conservation and regulation of marine resources were assessed and future research priorities were discussed.The Valencia Declaration was adopted during the last day of the Conference, a plea for the conservation of marine biodiversity and can be downloaded from

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