you may be interested in the comment i got personally from gregor in Hong Kong!
my replies are in CAPITALS
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>>I agree with S1-2, especially 2. But in some cases a combination of command
>>and control enforcement and local enforcement might work best. For example,
>>Sumilon is often used as a model park, but in fact, when it was turned
>>the local people for a period, they plundered it. The best conservation
>>occured when there was an armed guard from Siliman University stationed on
>>island. Sometimes the local pressure for short term gains, particularly when
>>the benefits accrue to a few powerful people, outweighs any reasoned approach.
>>I think S 4 and 5 are really important too. We need to start building some
>>serious protection ala African game parks. This funding must come from the
> AGAIN AGREED, MY PAPER AT THE WORKSHOP SAID JUST THAT.
>The point on research I think should be to encourage more applied
>>research. The question for example of what effects cyanide fishing has on
>>coral reefs in actual usage has not been satisfactorily addressed. We keep
>>hearing about destroyed reefs by cyanide. In my experience, this is not
>>common. How can we encourage these dusty academics to get out and do
>>useful before Rome burns to the ground?
>I DON'T KNOW ABOUT DUSTY BUT I HAVE 3 ONE MONTH EXPEDITIONS AND 4 ONE WEEK
TRIPS BETWEEN JAN & SEPT TO TRY AND DOCUMENT THE DAMAGE TO THE REEFS OF
SABAH, I ALSO HAVE A TV CREW ALONG FOR EACH OF THE 3 ONE MONTH TRIPS, ANY
CHANCE YOU OR YOUR STUDENTS WOULD BE INTERESTED
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