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Have scientist, will travel by Chuck Baclagon
Dr. Paul Johnson

Dr. Paul Johnson

Yes, it’s true, we do indeed have scientists. And some days, we even let them out of the lab.

Today is one of those days.  Our Greenpeace Chief Scientist, Dr Paul Johnston, has travelled from our international laboratory at the University of Exeter, UK to Ottawa, Canada to further our campaign to create a global network of marine reserves to protect the oceans.

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Apo Island: a ‘ray of hope’ for the oceans by Chuck Baclagon
August 30, 2006, 8:26 am
Filed under: Defending our Oceans | Tags: , ,
Greenpeace activists display an underwater banner in Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines to promote the urgent need for marine reserves.

Greenpeace activists display an underwater banner in Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines to promote the urgent need for marine reserves.

Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines is a ‘ray of hope’ for oceans around the world, Greenpeace said today during the visit of the ship MY Esperanza to the famous reserve. The Esperanza was welcomed in pristine Apo Island by the local community who displayed a 20 meter long banner by the shore, with the words ‘Marine reserves: hope for the oceans.’

The visit is part of the Philippine leg of the Esperanza’s global Defending our Oceans tour following a two-week campaign against marine pollution in different parts of the country. It underscores how the establishment of such protected areas in the oceans is a key solution to the crises that seas worldwide face today.

Greenpeace is calling for 40% of the world’s oceans to be protected as marine reserves in order to reverse the current decline in the health of our oceans due to the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems that already reached a critical tipping point.

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