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Sex, Soccer & El Salvador: Serge Dedina at TEDxAmericasFinestCtiy 2011

The new rules for communicating about our coastal problems.Serge Dedina, Ph.D. Executive Director -- WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjESince 1980, Serge Dedina has dedicated most of his time to protecting the coastal wildlands of the Californias. He has successfully worked with fishing communities and grassroots organizations on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border to preserve more than 1 million acres (4,000 km2) of globally significant coastal and marine habitats. The Surf Industry Manufacturer's Association named Dedina the "Environmentalist of the Year" in 2003 for his work to protect the coastline of Baja California. In 2009 he received the San Diego Zoological Society's Conservation Medal. The California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine awarded Dedina the "Coastal Hero" award in 2009 in recognition of his conservation work. He is also a member of the Sweetwater Union High School District Hall of Fame.Serge Dedina is the author of Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias and Saving the Gray Whale. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjE, an international organization that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.Since 1980, Serge has dedicated most of his time to protecting the coastal wildlands of the Californias. He has successfully worked with fishing communities and grassroots organizations on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border to preserve more than 1.8 million acres of globally significant coastal and marine habitats.The Surf Industry Manufacturer's Association named Serge the "Environmentalist of the Year" in 2003 for his work to protect the coastline of Baja California. In 2009 he received the San Diego Zoological Society's Conservation Medal. The California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine awarded Serge the "Coastal Hero" award in 2009 in recognition of his conservation work.Serge holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master's degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California-San Diego.TED was founded in 1984. The annual TED conference brings together the world's leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in a variety of disciplines -- technology, entertainment, science, humanities, business, art, design. Short talks, demonstrations and performances are given by hand-picked beacons of inspiration, and all volunteer their time and expertise for no money. They do it for the experience, for the TED name, and for the chance to be heard and share their passion.In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
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