NEWSLETTER JULY 2005

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Dear UN Atlas member,

It has been six months since the tsunami hit the coasts of the Indian Ocean. While many post-tsunami rehabilitation efforts have taken root, more are still needed. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) plays a key role. Rebuilding continues, as you can read below with a recent donation to the IMO's Tsunami Maritime Relief Fund.

The Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) topic keeps expanding. Recent additions include information on the Benguela Current LME Programme which focuses on Angola, Namibia and South Africa, as well as a new entry on the West Bering Sea LME between Russia and the United States of America.

Find out about ""Ethics in Marine Mammal Research"" during a workshop next December just before the Society for Marine Mammalogy conference in San Diego, USA.

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Thank you,

The UN Atlas of the Oceans Editors

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