"Message of Mérida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet"

"MÉRIDA, Mexico -- Connectivity is a message reverberating in multiple work sessions as the week-long 9th World Wilderness Congress concludes. A new declaration, The Message of Mérida, demands that the UN climate conference next month make the connection between climate and wilderness and 'recognize that it is necessary to address both the climate change and biodiversity extinction crises.'"

Greg Harman reports for Environment News Service November 13, 2009.

Source: ENS, 11/16/2009