The Galapagos Islands, one of the most amazing natural protected areas in the world, are sending us all a dire warning today. How does conservation work? The conservation of natural habitats is one of the most effective ways to protect what is left of nature from human destructions. The idea is simple and elegant: leave […]
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The plastic pollution crisis is pushing us to evolve as a civilisation. Will we change in time?
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Our planet still has exceptional wildlife. But one must travel far to witness some of the last remaining unspoiled areas. Arriving in Sorong brought back old memories of my last visit and it felt so right. After our very first day of diving, before setting sail south to Misool, we visited a small beautiful island. A […]
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On a calm sunny day of summer 2010, I was diving in one of the most beautiful marine protected areas of the Mediterranean, the Cabrera National Park of Spain. After an hour of peacefully gliding along the lush seascapes teeming with massive groupers in crystal clear waters, it was time to ascend to the safety […]
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I was a child the first time I saw the ocean. Standing on the sandy shore, the surf washed gently upon my feet. My mind and heart were immediately captured, dissolved into the blue vastness. I stood silently, absorbed and mindless, overwhelmed by the crashing of waves that echoed my own breathing. I entered the […]
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