Julian Jackson –As threats to the ocean rise, negotiators are eager to protect vital biodiversity.
Julian Jackson leads The Pew Charitable Trusts’ efforts in Europe to protect ocean life on the high seas. This work complements the Ocean Unite 30 x 30 campaign – a call to action to safeguard 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030.
Richard Branson—A crucial breakthrough has been made in the battle to save sharks from extinction. An historic number of countries agreed to regulate the international trade in 18 species of sharks and rays at the World Wildlife Conference. This will help protect two mako species, six guitarfish species, and 10 wedgefish species, which will make an enormous difference for the ocean.
Kristin Hettermann – I never envisioned myself becoming a spokesperson for sharks and I can remember the exact moment I fell back into it.
Kristin Hettermann is an ocean conservationist and underwater photographer who uses the camera and storytelling as tools to tap into emotions and elicit deeper feelings about her favorite part of planet earth, the ocean.
Kristin Hettermann — Led by Dr. Austin Gallagher, the scientists of Beneath the Waves have been studying the sharks in the Bahamas for over a decade.