Hope Spots for SA

Renowned marine conservationist, Dr Sylvia Earle, will lead a Mission Blue Expedition to South Africa to launch the countries first five Hope Spots in December 2014. Sustainable Seas Trust and BirdLife South Africa are organizing the tour, in concert with a number of supporting organizations with a view to igniting public support for marine conservation.

Dr Sylvia Earle, the architect of the Hope Spot initiative, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Ted Award Winner, Recipient of 24 Honourary degrees, marine conservationist, author and arguably the world’s most famous diver will be leading the Mission Blue Expedition, speaking to the public at special events, diving in the beautiful waters of South Africa and engaging with the people of South Africa.

The expedition will also launch the book, Splendours of South African Seas, for which the public submitted photographs to celebrate 20 Years of South Africa’s democracy. 

Did You Know?

“Over 90% of all top marine predators have disappeared from the oceans.”

- Myers et al. 2007
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