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Seven swims - seven seas - one reason

Posted on
07 August 2014
Renowned endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh - UNEP Patron of the Oceans and WWF UK Ambassador - will be swimming with one purpose: to put Marine Protected Areas on the global agenda. He will become the first person to undertake a long distance swim in each of the seven seas: the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Red, Arabian and North Seas. These seas are amongst the most polluted and overfished in the world and Lewis Pugh’s campaign, Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason, will highlight the need for urgent action

He will swim the Mediterranean Sea, from 7 to 9 August, from Monte Carlo, Monaco. "WWF applauds Lewis Pugh's expedition" says Marina Gomei, MPA Officer at WWF Mediterranean. "MPAs safeguard the Mediterranean's amazing marine life, protect fishermen's livelihoods, boost local economies and help tourists discover one of our planet's most stunning treasures".
Montecarlo is the first and only nation in the world to have designated all their seas as MPAs. Lewis will begin his Seven Seas campaign with a swim off Monte Carlo to honour those efforts, and hopes that other nations will be inspired by Monaco's efforts to improve their MPA networks.

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