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MARINE ENVIRONMENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN BIODIVERSITY
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, David S., Michigan Journal of International Law, “Does the Emperor Have No Clothes? Enforcement of
International Laws Protecting the Marine Environment, Winter, 1998.
The acute need for an effective monitoring and enforcement regime is particularly compelling in the context of the
marine environment. The world's oceans are important to many nations for purposes as diverse as commerce,
transportation, minerals, food, survival, and, more recently, as a repository for human pollution and waste. 36

Recent

research [*506] suggests that the oceans contain animal life that rivals tropical forests in its diversity of species. 37
As Professor G. Carlton Ray of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia writes,
"the coastal zone may be the single most important portion of our planet. The loss of its biodiversity may have
repercussions far beyond our worst fears." 38

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