Fred Garth – As the saying goes, you never forget your first time. In my case, I’m talking about the first time I swam with a whale shark.
Editor of Guy Harvey Magazine. For the past several decades, Fred Garth’s articles have been published in dozens of websites, magazines and books worldwide. Currently he is the editor of Guy Harvey Magazine. Read more of his work at fredgarth.com
Richard Branson – It was wonderful to spend time with some inspiring and driven ocean activists for the UltraMarine Ocean Action Summit. Having the beautiful Caribbean as our backdrop certainly inspired us all to do all we can to ensure the blue planet’s future.
Founder of Virgin Group
Nicky Hawkins – Last year felt like the year the world woke up to the harm we’re inflicting on our planet.
Nicky Hawkins leads the FrameWorks Institute in the UK, researching public attitudes and how to change them. Nicky works with a widerange of organisations to change hearts and minds and build a better society.
Sylvia Earle, John Baxter and Dan Laffoley – While the world is finally turning its attention to the problem of carbon emissions, we are missing something big.
Dan Laffoley, Marine Vice Chair, IUCN World Commission on protected Areas, Switzerland.
Sylvia A. Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue, USA.
John M. Baxter, School of Biology, University of St Andrews.