Ocean conservation organization Mission Blue recently announced it recognized the Azores Archipelago as a “Hope Spot.”
According to “Her Deepness” Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue:
“The Azores Archipelago is a magnet for life. It really is a magical place. Launching the Azores as Hope Spot is so logical – just ask the whales. They know how special this place is. This used to be a place where whales were killed and now people are making a living by respecting the whales and having people come out and visit them as fellow citizens of the planet.”
Christopher Pham, an advocate for the Azores Hope Spot who works as a research associate at the Okeanos research center of the University of the Azores specializing in deep-sea ecosystems and plastic pollution, said:
“The inclusion of the Azores as a Hope Spot is a significant step in our mission to promote the protection of this unique place.”
For more info, go to missionblue.org or check out the video below.