June 24, 2021

Blue Nature Alliance and the Quest to Protect 7 Million Square Miles of the Ocean

Blue Nature Alliance and the Quest to Protect 7 Million Square Miles of the Ocean

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership founded and led by Conservation International, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Global Environment Facility, Minderoo Foundation, and the Rob & Melani Walton Foundation. It is is staffed by former MPA managers, technical experts, scientists, story-tellers, social scientists, economists, explorers, collaborators, and coalition-builders at Conservation International and The Pew Charitable Trusts.


We speak with Angelo O'Connor Villagomez - senior officer of Marine Protection at Pew Charitable Trusts, Laure Katz - Senior Director of Blue Nature at Conservation International, Ashland and Philippe Cousteau of Arctic 2020, and Susana Waqainabete-Tuisese - Senior Director Pacific Region at Conservation International. 

The conversation covers the need for real marine protected areas, why the Antarctic needs to be protected, and the importance of indigenous knowledge and collaboration in conservation.

Be sure to check out the hashtag #CallOnCCAMLR 

Listen to Angelo O'Connor Villagomez on our sister program, Marine Conservation Happy Hour.