In 2010, the second International Marine Conservation Congress was held in Victoria. EKOS Communications was contracted to produce a series of videos that would capture some of the highlights and stories emerging from the sessions.
One of the researchers interviewed for these videos was Dr. Nick Dulvy, Professor of Marine Biodiversity & Conservation and Canada Research Chair in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Simon Fraser University. In the following clips, he speaks passionately about the crisis engulfing global shark populations and what can be done to save them from extinction.
In the next clip, he acknowledges that the overall picture of sharks is very worrying; however, he stresses that there have been some successes with certain species and populations.
He was next asked what is the secret to success with protecting and recovering shark populations.
Dr. Dulvy has strong views on the importance of leadership from faculty and teachers in encouraging their students to tackle challenging global issues, like biodiversity loss.