Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
Oceana, an international organization dedicated to advocating for the world's oceans, will serve as the only oceans-focused organization at the PODER Green Forum, to be held on April 20th at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium.
The Green Forum will gather important and influential business and political leaders from the Americas to discuss environmental issues involving Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic population. Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Oceana, Jim Simon, will give a presentation. Other speakers will include Al Gore, who will give the keynote address.
"It is promising that leaders from North and South America will be together at this conference to discuss how to conserve this fast declining and valuable natural resource," said Simon.
From its locations around the world, including its South American location in Santiago, Chile, Oceana addresses the biggest threats facing the oceans including pollution, seafood contamination and the threats caused by destructive commercial fishing practices.
"The problems are solvable and we know how to manage sustainable commercial fishing - we can save the oceans from early irreversible collapse in our lifetime, " continued Simon.
In his presentation, Simon will refer to a landmark article that was published this year in the international journal, Science. The authors, including leading ocean scientists, projected that all commercial fisheries around the world could collapse by 2048 if the current rate of fishing were to continue.
Having joined forces with partners across the spectrum - from the Inter-American Development Bank, Georgetown and Columbia Universities, to the Boston Consulting Group and others - the PODER publication is geared towards enabling leaders to network and gain insight into fundamental topics related to their organizations, and the realization of their goals in the continuously evolving world of business.
Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world's oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America (Washington, DC; New York; Juneau, AK; Los Angeles and Monterey, CA; and Portland, ORE), Europe (Madrid, Spain; Brussels, Belgium) and South America (Santiago, Chile). More than 300,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. For more information, please visit http://www.Oceana.org