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What's on Stake on your Plate: The Tragic Demise of Mangroves
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Island Press and the Miami Science Museum will present journalist, editor, and photographer Kennedy Warne to the Miami community to discuss the true cost of seafood and the implications for natural resources and the local communities that depend on them. Florida's own mangroves are just one example of how the quest for all-you-can-eat shrimp has led to the destruction of three-quarters of the world's sheltered tropical coastlines.

12/1/2011
When: 12/1/2011
6:00 PM
Where: Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida  33129
United States
Contact: Danielle Romero

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 Warne -Eat Shrimp 

  

 

 

What's on Stake on your Plate:

The Tragic  Demise of Mangroves

 

Thursday December 1st, 2011 at 6PM Island Press and the Miami Science Museum will present journalist, editor, and photographer Kennedy Warne to the Miami community to discuss the true cost of seafood and the implications for natural resources and the local communities that depend on them. Florida's own mangroves are just one example of how the quest for all-you-can-eat shrimp has led to the destruction of three-quarters of the world's sheltered tropical coastlines.

Mangroves, which are located throughout the world, are coastal forests that serve as nurseries for wildlife and marine animals, buffer against storms, and as carbon sinks. They play a vital role in ecosystems around the world, but thanks to industrial shrimp farms and high-rise resorts, they are being bulldozed into extinction and the communities that depend on them are being stripped of their cultural heritage, livelihoods, and homes. At this event, Warne will discuss Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea explaining the challenges these unique forests face and solutions for how to save them.

 

Kennedy Warne co-founded New Zealand Geographic magazine and has written for its famous American counterpart, National Geographic, for over a decade, traveled the globe to experience the splendor of mangroves discovering their importance to both the ecosystems and communities that depend on them. His stories have appeared in SmithsonianGEO, and other publications.

 

 

 


 

Thursday, December 1 at 6 PM

 

Miami Science Museum

Sea Lab 

3280 South Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33129

 

Please RSVP to Danielle Romero 

(305) 905-7122.

  

Enter through the Museum's main lobby entrance.  At the large globe, turn right and Sea Lab will be the aquarium space immediately on your left.  

 

 

 

This event is presented by the Miami Science Museum 

and Island Press with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.   

 

Island Press is a trusted source of environmental information and solutions that inspire change. We publish the best new ideas about how to manage and protect our world's natural resources and distribute those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world.

 

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