WWF champion completes Antarctic swim challenge
Melting Ice, Antartica
Famous extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh has swum 5km in the seas around Antarctica to raise awareness and support for efforts to make the Ross Sea a Marine Protected Area. In February, he completed his challenge as a WWF champion to become the first person to swim in five of the southern-most waters in the world, wearing only his uninsulated swimming briefs. Lewis and WWF are together calling on the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to designate a network of Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica. This action would help protect 1.34 million km of the Ross Sea, whilst safeguarding the future of some of the most pristine and least understood ecosystems and species on the planet.
Original article posted on: 13.02.15 Updated on: 19.03.15