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Happy 80th birthday Dr Sylvia Earle

SST wishes Dr Sylvia Earle, a founding trustee and patron of SST, and architect of Global Hope Spot movement, a wonderful 80th birthday. 

Dr Earle launched South Africa’s first six International Hope Spots in December 2014. In his speech, at the launch of the Knysna Hope Spot the Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom spoke of his vision of making South Africa the Global Hope Spot Destination of Choice and recommended that that 30th of August, Dr Earle's birthday, should become the World Hope Spot day.

            Happy Birtday Sylvia

Minister Hanekom suggesting that 30th August should become World Hope Spot Day and describing his vision for South Africa as the Global Hope Spot Destination of Choice with Dr Sylvia Earle listening. 


SST is pleased that South African Hope Spots are celebrating World Hope Spot day and encourage all other Hope Spots around the world to do so also.

'Her Deepness' Dr. Sylvia Earle recently commemorated her 80th birthday with a dive at Cashes Ledge underwater mountain range, an ecological hotspot. Its tallest peak, Ammen Rock, disrupts the Gulf of Maine current, creating the conditions necessary for an abundance of unique wildlife. READ MORE

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