WildAid hosted a Celebration for the Ocean on June 18, 2019 in San Francisco. The invite-only event featured a Keynote Speech by WildAid’s friend and partner, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Pioneering Oceanographer, a discussion with Meaghan Brosnan, WildAid’s Marine Program Director, on WildAid’s ambitious plans to improve the effectiveness of 250 marine protected areas, a stunning marine photography gallery collection by Kristin Hettermann of OCEANSCAPES Photography, and recognition of the Jeremy Dossetter Living Ocean Fund.
About Sylvia: Founder of Mission Blue and Explorer in Residence at National Geographic, Sylvia has been called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress and a “Hero for the Planet” by Time. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through exploration. Her mission is to inspire protection for at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
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