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01-Iucn-wwf Present. Dsm Ws 6.11

01-Iucn-wwf Present. Dsm Ws 6.11

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IUCN Oceania Regional Office
Deep Sea Mineral ResourcesThe Challenge Of Environmental Sustainability
Dr. Jan H. SteffenIUCN Oceania
SPC-EU EDF10 Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project1
st
Regional Workshop
 
 
IUCN Oceania Regional Office
IUCN in a Nutshell
 
> 1,000 organizations
 –
 
81 States –
 
110 government agencies –
 
> 800 NGOs
 
10,000 individual scientists andexperts in 6 Commissions
 
Secretariat with 1,100 staff inmore than 60 countries
 
IUCN Oceania Regional Office
The Deep Sea
 
Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’ssurface
 
50% of the surface of the Earth coveredby ocean more than 3,000 meters deep
 
One of the largest reservoirs of biodiversity on the planet
 
One of the least studied ecosystems
 –
 
Only 0.0001% of the deep seafloor has beensubject to biological investigations –
 
About 50% of animals collected from areasdeeper than 3,000m are new species –
 
Gold corals (
Gerardia spp.) found onseamounts live for up to 1,800 years
 

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