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Press conference


3 July

11:25 to 12:10

STCC, Auditorium A

Latest results in protecting the oceans and their inhabitants to mitigate climate change

Organizing entity: Bertarelli Foundation


Large Marine Protected Areas are important conservation tools to help preserve coral reef habitats and species such as sharks, turtles and seabirds from human exploitation, but there is also increasing recognition of their role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Scientists (including two on a live video link from the middle of the Indian Ocean) from the Bertarelli Foundation’s marine science program, present soon to be published work to illustrate recent advances in the science of Marine Protected Areas.



  • Heather Koldewey (Zoological Society of London and Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, UK)
  • Dr David Jacoby (Zoological Society of London, UK)
  • Dr Dan Bayley (University College London & Natural History Museum, UK)
  • Dr Malc Nichol (Zoological Society of London, UK)
  • Dr Nicole Esteban (Swansea University, UK)
  • Professor Nick Graham (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Cassandra Benkwitt (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Professor Graeme Hays (Deakin University, Australia)
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