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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LtTHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, September 16, 1972 Marine life conservation urged by ecologist Dasmann CROWDED AIRPORT Passengers and their luggage jam the main hall of the Munich-Reim airport after slrJct seurity measures were enfored in the wake of bomb threals from Arab guerrilla groups. Among ihe passeng- ers were hundreds of Arabs who underwent close security checks. HARDLITE LENSES For everyone who wears glasses AnJbbto tn ALL prescriptions. Theso HertKe teraec are: Shatterproof and backed by a warranty against eyo injury. Half tha weight of ordinary glasses. Available In a variety of styles, shapes, and lints. Protective lenses are law in some countries advisable everywhere. Specializing in the fitting of Eye Doctor's Prescriptions Prescription Sunglcmes Children's Frames Magnifiers Repairs Reasonable Prices OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. J08-7th. ST. S. LETHBRIDGE Sign contract for natural gas CALGARY (CP) Consoli- dated Natural Gas Ltd. of Cal- gary has announced a contract with TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. of Toronto for the sale of about three trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves in Al- berta. Consolidated, an affiliate of Northern Natural Gas Co. of Omaha, Neb., and TransCan- acia, made the announcement in a weekend news release. The reserves are part of the gas consolidated acquired during the last three years for export to Northern's markets in the U.S. of this amount, 1.46 trillion cu- bic feet had been dedicated to TransCanada under a previous agreement. However, the National Ener- gy Board has twice turned down Consolidated's bid to ex- port this gas on grounds that a Canadian surplus exists. Under the new arrangement, consolidated will sell gas to TransCanada over a 23-year period for use in Trans- Canada's markets in Eastern Canada. It will be delivered to the company at a point near the Alberta-Saskatche w a n boundary. By GERKY SUTTON BANFF, Alta. (CP) World conservation specialists were asked here to support a drive or an effective international committee that would strive to conserve marine life in oceans. The committee would deter- mine the measures needed to protect oceans and enforce en- vironmental protection regu- lations. 'If we want effective con- servation of marine resources we have no choice but to urge and support every step that is taken towards the estab- lishment of the international machinery that will be re- said ecologist Ray- mond Dasmann. The American author and zoologist, now living in Morges, Switzerland, presented his views in an information paper during the final technical ses- sion of the triennial Convention of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Sir. Dasmann, member ol HJCN's headquarters staff al Morges, said the problems ol marine conservation fall into hree principal areas. CONTROL NEEDED The first, he said, is control of marine pollution. "If one had to give priorities his must rate as the most cru cial issue, since on its proper solution tlie entire fate of al ources happen to be under the ontineiital shelves and beneath arying depths of water. There no reason to believe that hese will not be exploited." lEVELOP TECHNIQUES The paper said that enough manganese, copper, nickel, and :her metals lie in nodules on ocean floor to satisfy resent needs for a long time, .nd the techniques for mining hem are being developed. "The environmental disturb- ,nces associated with such un- Icrscas mining is likely to be f no small order, unless provi- ion is made before the prob- cm begins, for proper protec- "on. "But, unfortunately, mucli of his exploitation will take place n the international commons ir no-man's land. Who is to re- ;uire the measures for environ- CHINA NOT READY EDMONTON