The scientist subcommittee will be comprised of three scientists who will act as liaisons between the scientific and political communities. To be a part of the subcommittee, they must have substantial experience in Galapagos research, as well as a good understanding of the World Biopreserve. Their job will be to represent the scientific community during the Biopreserve meetings. Some of the many research projects going on in the islands will require aid from the Biopreserve committee. In these cases, the researchers will hand their data to the subcommittee, who will present the problem and the needed actions at the next Biopreserve meeting. These scientists do not have voting power; their role is to explain the data from the various researchers, and to present a case for why new regulations will be needed to improve preservation in the Galapagos.
   Many preservation strategies and plans require legislation in order to be effective. For example, if data shows that a certain area is being over-fished, then the solution would be to limit fishing in that area for a while. Such a plan could not be carried out without formal declarations from the Biopreserve committee. However, the data and reasoning behind such plans need to be presented to the committee in an efficient manner. This is the purpose of the scientist subcommittee. It would be chaos if every individual researcher tried to inform the World Biopreserve of his or her particular research project, and what the results mean in connection with new legislation. The subcommittee will be able to streamline such information before proposing possible actions that the Biopreserve committee needs to take. By facilitating communications between research and legislation, the subcommittee will increase the effectiveness of preservation efforts in the Galapagos.
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