Gulf Program and Mission Blue

08/21/2014

News and Information

 

It was a great honor for us to have collaborated in the creation of the “Mission Blue” film that chronicles the life of a woman we admire so deeply: Sylvia Earle.

Among other important issues, the film details the story of Cabo Pulmo, a village in Mexico where fishermen used their resources without thinking about the future until they ran out of fish. With hard work and for the welfare of future generations, the fishermen decided to stop fishing and adopted a conservation scheme becoming a conservation example for the country and the world. This place is considered by Sylvia Earle as a Hope Spot.

She defines Hope Spots as special places that are critical to the health of the ocean. Some of these Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Mission Blue has been studying and creating networks of marine protected areas in order to maintain healthy biodiversity, provide a carbon sinks, generate life-giving oxygen, preserve critical habitats and allow low-impact activities like ecotourism to thrive. They are good for the ocean, which means they are good for us. More information here: http://mission-blue.org/hope-spots-new/

Want to do something to join the cause? You can start by watching Mission Blue film, now available on Netflix!

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 Sylvia Earle, Cabo Pulmo

 

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 Octavio Aburto, Jeremy Jackson, María Castro, Sylvia Earle, David Castro. Cabo Pulmo.


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