< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2005 | 02
International Scientists Are Calling for a Moratorium on Long Line Fishing to Save the Pacific Leatherback Turtle
- "World renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has added her voice to 705 international scientists from 83 countries who are urging the UN to implement a moratorium on longline fishing in the Pacific Ocean to prevent the extinction of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle. The scientists are joined by 230 non-governmental organizations from 54 countries. The list of signers includes biologist E.O. Wilson, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and former U.S. astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr." - excerpt from the article at http://www.enn.com/aff.html?id=366.
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