Monaco Ocean Week: How will declining marine biodiversity affect human and global health?

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Krill and the vast role this minute species plays in ocean health is to be explored at a Monaco Ocean Week event that aims to uncover the dynamics of the marine ecosystem and explore ways to safeguard the world’s oceans. Here are all the details. 

On Wednesday 20th March 2024, the Novotel Monte Carlo will be hosting the ‘Ancient Wisdom, Modern Guardianship!’ conference. Organised with the support of The Animal Fund, the event will feature talks from two distinguished speakers, who will combine their unique insights to provide guests with an enriched understanding of the issues facing marine biodiversity and the profound impact the oceans have on each and every one of us.

Dr. Marianne Helene Rasmussen, a marine biologist, research professor and Director of the University of Iceland’s Research Centre in Husavik, will be sharing her knowledge on marine ecosystems. With a focus on the decline of biodiversity in the oceans and its direct impact on humanity, Dr. Rasmussen’s discussion is expected to shed light on the lesser-known aspects of marine life.

Joining her at the event will be Daniel Kreizberg, an award-winning filmmaker, actor and the director of ‘Tahlequah the Whale: A Dance of Grief’. This 15-minute anime movie, which has garnered numerous accolades, tells the story of a whale’s grief and has sparked conversations about the emotional complexity of marine animals and the need for empathy in conservation efforts. It will be screened at the event.

Further information about the ‘Ancient Wisdom, Modern Guardianship!’ event can be found here. To register your interest, contact

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