MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 AT 9:30 A.M. EST
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, NOAA, and leading experts discuss report findings and solutions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new comprehensive analysis of the threats to coral reefs will be launched globally on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. More than 25 partners contributed to the report, and events will take place in Washington, D.C.; London, England; Malaysia; Australia; and other locations.
The D.C. event at the National Press Club will feature Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, NOAA; Jonathan Lash, President, WRI; Lauretta Burke, Lead Author, WRI; and Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian Institution.
The groundbreaking report, "Reefs at Risk Revisited," is the most detailed assessment of threats to coral reefs ever undertaken. Led by the World Resources Institute, along with the Nature Conservancy, the WorldFish Center, ICRAN, UNEP-WCMC, and GCRMN, it maps out local and global pressures on reefs; assesses the vulnerability of people in reef-dependent countries; and provides recommendations to safeguard reefs in the future.
WHAT: "Reefs at Risk Revisited" Launch event in Washington, D.C.
WHO: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Jonathan Lash, President, WRI
Lauretta Burke, Senior Associate and Lead Author, WRI
Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science, Smithsonian Institution
WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
TIME: 9:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045
RSVP REQUIRED: firstname.lastname@example.org
Light breakfast and coffee will be served.
SOURCE World Resources Institute