On today’s episode, renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle joins us for an in-depth conversation about marine conservation.
Legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, sometimes known as “Her Deepness” or “The Sturgeon General,” is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and former chief scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A documentary film about her work called Mission Blue won a 2015 News & Documentary Emmy.
She joins us today to discuss how effective marine protected areas are at conserving the oceans and their inhabitants, her Hope Spots program that is identifying some of the most valuable marine environments on the planet, and the latest advances in marine conservation that she is most hopeful about.
Here’s this episode’s top news:
- Australia to invest $379 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef
- More than 800 totoaba swim bladders confiscated by Mexican authorities in smuggling busts
- Wildlife decimated by the surge in conflicts in the Sahara and the Sahel
- Deforestation leads to big hikes in local temperature, study finds
- Indonesian activists protest China-funded dam in orangutan habitat
- Colombia’s supreme court orders government to stop Amazon deforestation
- Humpback whales near Antarctica making a comeback, study finds
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