In May/June 2003 an invited team of international ocean scientists, economists, lawyers and conservationists – and representatives from governments, corporations and the media – gathered in Los Cabos, Mexico to build a global action plan for ocean conservation. A business team assisted the experts in identifying near-term priorities and costs.
This book is the result. It focuses on the seven key fields of action identified at that meeting:
- Ocean-use planning and marine protected areas
- Economic incentives and disincentives
- Land-ocean interface
- Maintaining and restoring functional marine ecosystems
- Ocean governance
- Unknown ocean
Defying Ocean’s End Conference, a coalition of major conservation NGOs – including Conservation International, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Nature Conservancy, The Ocean Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund and the IUCN – The World Conservation Union – have begun working together to put the agenda into concerted action.
Defying Ocean’s End is a guide for all who care about the future of the ocean.