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Global Diversity and Marine Protected Areas by Dr. Camilo Mora

On Thursday evening January 24th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program resumes its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Thursday January 24,

Global Diversity and Marine Protected Areas

Dr. Camilo Mora, Assistant Professor, Geography Department, UHM

Ever wonder if marine protected areas are successful in preserving biodiversity? Are they really effective? This presentation highlights the unique nature of biodiversity, its considerable decline and the lack of efficient strategies to reverse such a trend in the near horizon. The sharp contrasts between the decline of ecosystem services and increasing human demand suggest that such services will soon fall short and exacerbate critical problems of human welfare. Dr. Mora evaluated hundreds of marine protected areas globally to try to answer these difficult questions and the results may surprise you! To learn more join us on Thursday evening.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre at the Hanauma Bay Education Center.  Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m.  We hope to see you on Thursday evening!  These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

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