Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Adrift, Tales of Ocean Fragility book launched at IUCN Congress

Last week at the IUCN World Conservation Congress a unique book was launched by IUCN's marine species experts. Using compelling images it sheds light on the most critical issues facing our oceans - and their inhabitants - today.

Find out what fish is considered a 'chic sex-changer', why climate change may mean more female turtles, and what species is known for long marches under the waves. Conceived as a 'cocktail table' book, Adrift gets across its key messages of concern and hope for our ocean planet with a minimum of words and page after page of poignant imagery.

A product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN, all proceeds from sales of this book will be used to support grants for marine species conservation projects led by the experts who volunteer their time for the Species Survival Commission of IUCN. http://www.iucn.org/resources/publications/index.cfm?uNewsID=1648