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By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY -- International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution. Achim Steiner, director-general of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), said a conservation plan for the unregulated high seas -- part of a U.N.-backed plan -- would be produced by 2008, for adoption by world governments by 2012. "We've had a good century of developing terrestrial protected areas, national parks...
BANGKOK, Thailand - Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday. The World Conservation Union warned at the start of the conference earlier this month that wildlife populations were dwindling at unprecedented rates and that more than 15,500 plant and animal species faced...
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