African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme: An overview of the conference contributions

Ribbink, A.J. and Roberts, M. (2006) African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme: An overview of the conference contributions. South African Journal of Science, 102 (September/October 2006). pp. 409-415. ISSN 0038-2353




Latimeria chalumnae is the icon for the multidisciplinary, multinational African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) dedicated to improving the understanding of biological and other processes that support marine life. This article provides an overview of contributions made at a conference hosted by ACEP at the end of 2003. It also reviews significant developments regarding coelacanth conservation which have taken place since the conference. Delegates at the meeting concluded that the integrated regional,ecosystem approach that had been adopted by ACEP should continue. Underwater observation and exploration, however, should be supplemented by more experimental and technical analyses in order to answer longstanding questions related to coelacanths and other organisms.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Latimeria chalumnae; Coelacanth; African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
ID Code:551
Deposited By: Ms Vivien Botha
Deposited On:02 Mar 2007
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