Meeting Dr Sylvia Earle

First Six Hope Spots launched  in South Africa by Dr Sylvia Earle
4 December   -   13 December 2014
Russ and Barbara van Aardt were thrilled and humbled when meeting the famous Dr Sylvia Earle, a world renowned Marine conservationist and National Geographic explorer. This meeting took place during her visited to South Africa, at the official Launch of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot in Hermanus.

The first six Hope spots launched by Dr Sylvia Earle in 2014 were:

  1. Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu-Natal.
  2. Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape.
  3. Plettenberg Bay.
  4. Knysna.
  5. The Cape Whale Coast (Hermanus area).
  6. False Bay in the Western Cape.

Mission Blue defines a Hope Spots as special conservation areas that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart.”

"We were in awe of  Dr Sylvia Earle's dedication and achievements" Barbara said, "a truly inspirational conservationist."

 Dr Sylvia Earle with Barbara and Russ van Aardt.

Dr Sylvia Earle with Barbara and Russ van Aardt.

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