Sisterhood of Hope in Galápagos: World-Renowned Oceanographer and “Hero Of The Planet” Dr. Sylvia A. Earle Joins Ecuador President For Signing Of Expanded Marine Protected Area In Galápagos Islands Hope Spot

Sisterhood of Hope in Galápagos: World-Renowned Oceanographer and “Hero Of The Planet” Dr. Sylvia A. Earle Joins Ecuador President For Signing Of Expanded Marine Protected Area In Galápagos Islands Hope Spot

Jan 14, 2022 by Business Wire Energy News

Key Facts

  • Mission Blue Founder and National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is joining Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso on the signing of an official decree enhancing the marine protected area (MPA) around the Galápagos Archipelago in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean as a positive step in addressing climate change.
  • “The government of Ecuador is providing massive Hope in the waters of Galápagos in the form of a new MPA,” says Carl Gustaf Lundin, Managing Director, Mission Blue.
  • Mission Blue recognizes their partners in this work: The Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Program (PBOL), for their global leadership in advancing highly and fully protected marine areas, MigraMar for providing scientific and technical expertise underpinning the enhanced protections, SeaLegacy/OnlyOne for their collaboration with us to enhance communications capacity, draw international attention to the need to protect the Galápagos and maintain momentum surrounding Ecuador’s conservation advancements, and Mas Galápagos, a collection of local NGOs and partners including Island Conservation who worked together with Mission Blue and PBOL on the expansion.
  • Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.

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