False Bay Hope Spot
Launched 4 December 2014
Within a couple of hours of her flight from San Francisco, Dr Sylvia Earle, SST
patron and architect of the Hope Spot movement captivated an attentive and
enthusiastic audience of several 100 people at the University of Cape Town.
In doing so Dr Earle launched both the False Bay Hope Spot, the South African
Hope Spot coastal tour as well as the book of hope, South African
Coasts - A celebration of our seas and shores.
Acclaimed South African Film-maker, Sea-Change activist and False Bay Hope
Spot champion, Craig Foster, SST Trustee, Dr Baldwin Ngubane, renowned
oceanographer, Mission Blue founder, Hope Spot Architect and SST Patron,
Dr Sylvia Earle, SST CEO, Dr Tony Ribbink and SST Hope Spot coastal tour
Dive Co-ordinator, Katja Schreiber, at the False Bay Hope Spot and SST
book launch on the 4th of December 2014 at UCT.
PHOTO: KIP EVANS
False Bay Conservation
False Bay Hope Spot stretches from Cape Point to Cape Hangklip and is rich in biodiversity and has a wealth of diverse cultural and social history. The bay is important because of its fisheries and the many people in the area who depend on the sea for their livelihoods, particularly those involved in tourism.
Because of the pressures on False Bay and the tendency to sometimes pollute it the Hope Spot initiative opens exciting possibilities to help improve both the False Bay environment and economy of the area.