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I’m super happy to announce that, thanks to the MaiTai shark tagging expedition we did in January of this year, the British Virgin Islands has declared the area a permanent shark and ray sanctuary. This is a big step forward for conservation in the region and can be a catalyst for further protection of these beautiful species.
Special thanks to Richard Branson for helping us make this happen.
Check out his article here.
Special thanks to Sir Richard Branson for being an inspiration and helping everyone push the boundaries yet again!!
Last week, during Necker MaiTai, we managed to pull together the first ever shark tagging research expedition to ever come to the BVI.
Dr Neil Hammerschlag, who runs the shark research program at the University of Miami’s Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, brought his wonderful team of shark experts over to the BVI for a special scientific expedition onto the ocean. They have taken more than 1600 youths out shark tagging to rekindle interest in species conservation and the wonder of sharks. Today, we became Citizen Scientists and joined the team.
The BVI are in the process of declaring the waters a “shark sanctuary”, protecting all shark species within the area. However, very little is known about the number of sharks in the BVI and their habits. This kind of research is critical to protecting these beautiful creatures.
This is a huge milestone for MaiTai Global’s mission to protect our favorite playground, the ocean!
Special thanks goes out to James Lindenbaum for pulling this together, and to Sir Richard for joining us on this adventure and raising awareness to the situation in his blog post.
By Kym McNicholas On June 28, 2013I can’t tell you how many times entrepreneurs have asked me to introduce them to Sir Richard Branson, who I’ve interviewed a number of times. “Learn to kiteboard,” I tell them, “and I’m certain you’ll…