Enric Sala, one of the founders of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), was featured this week in Time Magazine's Ocean Issue!
In the article - One Man’s Quest to Heal the Oceans - And Maybe Save the World - Sala discusses his Pristine Seas project, which was created in 2008 and is sponsored by the National Geographic Foundation. Amid warming oceanic temperatures and extreme coral bleaching events, Sala emphasizes the value of marine protected areas (MPAs). Not only do MPAs protect areas of rich biodiversity, they also make oceans more resilient to our changing climate. With his ventures at Pristine Seas, 2.5 million square miles of ocean have been protected so far - making progress towards global goals of 30% protected by 2030 (also known as "30x30").
We were thrilled to see Enric's work highlighted in such a prominent publication, and tickled to see CMBC get a brief mention as well.