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Record number 414528
Title Maintaining Biodiversity
Author(s) M'Barek, S. Ben
Source Agora: Forum for women in science community (L'Oréal Fondation)
Department(s) Biointeracties and Plant Health
Publication type Web page aimed at the general public
Publication year 2007
Abstract Tunisian biotechnologist Sarrah Ben M’Barek, currently studying for her PhD in plant pathology at Plant Research International and The Wageningen Research Center in the Netherlands, writes of the two-fold effort needed to protect the world’s biodiversity. One of the Greatest Challenges We Face: Human activities are a major threat to biological diversity, and preserving this diversity is one of the greatest challenges of the modern era. Scientists are called upon to play an immense role in guiding national governments in their efforts to durably maintain biodiversity for the benefit of all. Such efforts should form the basis of any agricultural and industrial development policies, and researchers and specialists must have much greater input in these policies than is currently the case, especially in emerging economies. What We Can Do: For my part, I am convinced that the our challenge is two-fold: The first part consists of striving to fully integrate strategies and action plans developed in research labs with public policies formulated in government offices. The second consists of building a worldwide network to mobilize financial resources for biodiversity conservation, particularly in developing countries.
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