miércoles, junio 8

Strong Presence for Terra Peninsular at First Conservation Science Symposium

Sergio Mata, Terra’s Director of Conservation, discussed Terra’s conservation mission in Baja at the Conservation Science Symposium

From May 25th to the 27th of 2011 at Loreto Baja California Sur, the First Conservation Science Symposium took place. Approximately 300 scientists, field researchers and prestigious environmental conservationists from Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico shared and compared their work in conservation.

For three intense days, various simultaneous presentations took place at different locations throughout the beautiful city of Loreto. Sergio Mata, Terra Peninsular’s Director of Conservation, impressed audiences in each of his four presentations, by presenting Terra’s many land conservation accomplishments. At his presentation titled “San Martin Island: Plants and their Conservation”, Sergio gave a mapping description of perennial plant species in San Martin Island; these results have been published at http://www.rsabg.org/version-espanola/isla-san-martin/389-succulent-scrub-perennial-plants-of-san-martin-island.

At the presentations “Biodiversity of San Quintin and Climate Change Impacts” part 1 and part 2, a model that predicts flooding due to the rising sea levels caused by global warming; the environmental, socioeconomic and physical effects of the flooding in San Quintin. The public was really interested in Sergio’s location of the most sensitive areas to rising sea levels investigations. In the presentation “Conservation Strategies in the Northwestern Baja California Peninsula”, the most important and useful tools and strategies for Baja California’s habitats conservation were shared. Sergio talked about decision making elements to consider, how to efficiently work with other organizations to implement conservation mechanisms and how to approach the government authorities to have an impact in legal policies.

The symposium was a very successful event, in which Terra greatly contributed. The Event Organizing Committee will establish www.conservationscience.com.mx to publish the results, research findings and videos from the Conservation Science Symposium.

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