It became pretty clear to me that conservation had changed, that it wasn’t about hugging trees and saving sharks and pandas, it was about saving humans.
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September 15, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Mission Blue announced today that it has recognized the 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global...
The UN has affirmed that 2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and has set 17 goals as targets for sustainable tourism and development. Achieving these goals not only furthers growth, but improves the quality of life, protects the...
We are all aware of the enormous contribution that global maritime shipping makes to the world economy, however there is a downside. So it is entirely fitting that the theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is multifaceted, addressing many issues including maritime...
The news reports that have been following the destructive path of Hurricane Irma as it crossed the Caribbean and then moved up Florida necessarily focused on the human toll taken by the massive storm, but what about the wildlife that could not escape? There were...
The Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences will be presenting the 57th NOGI Awards on Thursday November 2 at the Rosen Center Hotel in conjunction with the DEMA Show in Orlando Florida. Often considered the "Oscars of the Ocean", this annual black-tie gala is an...
The worlds of marine conservation and ocean art will be joining forces in Chicago this coming Spring 2018 in an effort to raise funds for citizen submarines and to bring ocean awareness to an urban, Midwestern community. Marine Mural by Wyland "Globally recognized...
My Ocean is Our Ocean Over 3 billion people depend directly on our seas for their livelihoods. But in reality, all of us depend on the ocean: for our water, our food, our climate and our air. Human action has left our ocean heavily affected by pollution, over...
July 18, 2018 UPDATE!!! Buckminster Fuller Science Challenge 2017 chose Reef Life Restoration out of 460 submittals from over 100 countries to be in the top 17% and included in Catalyst Program. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change...
Maybe it has something to do with their size. Is that why we love whales and whale sharks? Certainly, there is a majesty and grace to the way they move, maybe it’s because they also seem to be gentle, although whales can certainly be aggressive when they need to be....
Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. As of August 1, 2017, the world overshot its annual resources budget for 2018 in just seven months, according to the Global Footprint Network, which means that people are consuming nature’s resources 1.7 times faster than the...
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