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Panel Discussion – Restoring Our Oceans – Alexandra Cousteau
February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Oceans are being harmed in a variety of ways.
Climate change is causing global ocean temperatures to rise, changing how fish species migrate, affecting how animals reproduce, causing coral reefs to die, and unleashing dangerous pathogens.
Industrial pollution from farms, factories, and boats fills marine environments with harmful chemicals, while plastic pollution is turning large sections of the ocean into hazardous obstacle courses.
“If we want to leave a legacy for our children, we must do more than conserve. We must be strategic and relentless in our quest to restore ocean abundance.”
Come and join us on this panel discussion continuing Alexandra Cousteau’s talk on “Restoring Our Oceans”.
Alexandra’s advocacy for the oceans started at the age of 8 when she gathered signatures for her grandfather’s petition to save Antarctica. Since then, she has always been involved in ocean conservation in some way, whether advocating for the expansion of marine protected areas, educating consumers about sustainable seafood, conducting deep sea surveys, rescuing dolphins and manatees, or investigating the impacts of oil spills and agricultural runoff on sensitive coastal zones. Over the past few years, she’s realized that conservation, the idea that we must protect what we have, is insufficient. Over 50% of blue natural capital in the oceans has been lost. If we want to leave a legacy for our children, we must do more than conserve. We must be strategic and relentless in our quest to restore ocean abundance.
Atlantis International Bali is a dive center that operates in Asia, on Bali island, since 1996. They are 5 Star PADI Certified IDC (Instructor Development Center). They offer all levels of PADI courses, from first-time diver (Introduction Dive) up to PADI OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor). Their reputation as one of the best/largest dive centers in Bali will assure you that you will enjoy a high quality of service no matter the experience level, a variety of options for diver training, and small groups so as to guarantee our maximum attention and better customer service.
Eduardo Petta, aka Pak Edu, is a Physical Wellbeing educator at Green School. He also teaches swimming classes, surf, and Ocean Conservation. His previews careers as a lawyer and an environmentalist journalist took him on the route to fight for his great passion, the sea. Pak Edu is also one of the leaders of the SOAP program at Green School (the unfamous Student Ocean Ambassador Program), who has joined hundreds of students to become, as himself, ocean lovers, guardians and protectors.
Ocean Gardener is dedicated to educate peoples about Corals. They organise daily educational trip to their farm in Candidasa to learn about Coral, Plant some Corals and create Artificial Reef to restore damaged reef in the area.
Matt Leggett – Matt has over 15 years of experience in international development and conservation across Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Matt’s work currently focuses primarily on designing and implementing innovative landscape-scale initiatives that address the drivers of deforestation while supporting local livelihoods. An anthropologist by training, his work connects years of experience in remote expeditions, field conservation and community engagement with the crafting and delivery of impactful policy interventions at the national, or international level. He is a strong believer in the need for unique partnerships and diverse skill sets as core attributes for creating a positive environmental impact. In addition to being a regular panelist at international forums, Matt has co-authored several books and articles on these topics for policymakers (translated into 5 languages), that have been widely distributed in policy forums such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Matt is currently the Regional Advisor for the Wildlife Conservation Society, supporting the delivery of terrestrial conservation across Indonesia and Malaysia.