Set up over ten years ago, the Michael Otto Stiftung (Michael Otto Foundation) supports environmental and conservation projects in Germany, Europe and Central Asia. All of these projects have the same aim: to protect water, our most precious resource, and water-based biospheres. Water is essential, and yet the amount of clean, unpolluted water in the world is rapidly decreasing; water-based biospheres are the world's most diverse and vital habitats. Protecting water means protecting wildlife and plants that are threatened by extinction. The Michael Otto Stiftung aims to help fund conservation projects and raise awareness for this problem.
The "Hamburg Talks on the Conservation of Nature" will be taking place for the second time. The title of this round of talks will be "Submerged Worlds - A Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on Environmental Protection and Conservation"; Dr. Michael Otto will host the talks on 31st October 2005. Experts from businesses, associations, politics and scientists will be attending the event, as will the Minister of the Environment, Jürgen Trittin. The talks will examine current issues and attempt to develop solutions. Ranga Yogeshwar will chair the symposium.
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