In the second part of an interview with Paul Jepson from the University of Oxford, Will Darwall, Head of the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit, suggests that formation of a single, unified group of scientists and conservationists may help give voice to the crisis affecting the planet’s freshwaters.
Not only are freshwater habitats and species under-represented in the media and biodiversity conservation legislation, but those most passionate about their survival are separated into disparate groups around the globe.
Will therefore advocates the amalgamation of those sharing such interests into a single expert network in order to improve lobbying, information sharing and direct action in the field.
We think a couple of major questions here might be, would the aquarium hobby have something to offer such a group? If so, what?
This interview first appeared on the Biofresh Blog.