Pristine Seas Mission to the Seychelles with National Geographic & Proud Supporter, Davidoff Cool Water
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“The oldest islands in the world, remote atolls untouched by humans, buried treasure, luxury destination, a wild place, and even golf balls made from fish food! Welcome to the Seychelles!”, that’s how Paul Rose, Pristine Seas expedition leader, introduces his 2015 mission to the Seychelles.
Situated just north of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are a remote archipelago of 115 islands. Though the islands are known as a celebrity vacation destination, they hold natural treasures far greater in value. The outer Seychelles islands are home to pristine miniature worlds that contain untouched habitats teeming with wildlife, which needs to be protected.
For the fourth consecutive year, Davidoff Cool Water joins forces with the National Geographic Society to support the Pristine Seas Expeditions. The initiative is committed to explore, scientifically document and protect the Ocean worldwide, with the global ambitious goal of fully protecting 10% of the ocean by 2020.
Through the Pristine Seas Expeditions, many missions have been lead in the Ocean worldwide, with many more to come. 2014 & 2015 marked a resounding success for Pristine Seas. As a direct result of the 2012 expedition in Gabon, President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced the creation of a huge new marine sanctuary, encompassing over 46,000 square kilometers of ocean, which represents no less than 23 percent of Gabon’s territorial waters. This reserve will be home to more than 20 varieties of sharks and rays, including several endangered species. In March 2015, a new landmark was achieved, as the world’s largest single marine reserve was created in the Pitcairn Islands in Pacific.