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Mission Blue Voyage A Success!

Orca by TED/James Duncan Davidson After an amazing four days of dreaming, learning, envisioning and committing to a better future for the ocean, the Mission Blue Voyagers are home–and a sea change is already underway. Eight definitive initiatives were launched, and $15+ million was pledged by many of the individuals on board the National Geographic Endeavor. Here’s a summary: $1 million to help improve the protection of the waters around the Galapagos Islands $500,000 to establish a network of marine protected areas in the Arctic, including a high seas science reserve  $3.25 million to initiate a public affairs campaign to end fishing subsidies  $350,000 to create educational programs to teach students about the ocean issues  $1.1 million to launch a plan to support efforts underway by the government of Bermuda to protect the Sargasso Sea and commitments to raise a further $2.5…
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