Presentation on “The False Bay Hope Spot and You” By Dr Tony Ribbink:
Friday, 16 January at Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay at 18:30

You are invited to join Dr Tony Ribbink of the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) at Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay at 18:30 this coming Friday, 16 January, for a presentation on the False Bay Hope Spot.

Hope Spots are special conservation areas that are critical to the health of the ocean. Hope Spots maintain biodiversity, provide a carbon sink, generate life-giving oxygen, preserve critical habitat and allow low-impact activities like ecotourism to thrive. They are good for the ocean, which means they are good for us.

Last month SST and Mission Blue launched six new International Hope Spots in South Africa including False Bay, from Cape Point to Cape Hangklip.

The Hope Spot initiative in South Africa – Ikhaya lethemba (The Home of Hope) – addresses critically important South African issues and is totally inclusive, aiming to harness the power of people by involving them in positive action.

Where many protected areas discourage public involvement, Hope Spots in South Africa are geared to involving the public, especially children, clubs, societies, NGOs who will work with the authorities to make their areas special places of fun, hope, education, conservation, tourism and sustainable angling and fishing.

Dr Ribbink’s presentation is aimed at everyone who has an interest in our oceans – from scuba divers, snorkelers, anglers, yachtsmen, nature lovers, tourism and ecotourism businesses and scholars.

The purpose of this interesting presentation would be to draw in people of our part of False Bay and develop a momentum within the project. The presentation will explain what others are doing; where we should be going in the future and how people local businesses and the environment might benefit.

About Dr Ribbink:
Dr Tony Ribbink (PhD) FRSSAf runs the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) is a charitable NGO that arose from the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme, which he developed and led until 2007. Since December 2007 he has been leading SST.

Date: Friday, 16 January 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: Indigo Scuba Gordon’s Bay, 16 Bluegum Avenue, Mountainside, Gordon’s Bay
RSVP: Kate or Deon Jonker,, phone: 083 268 1851

For more details, please contact:
Deon Jonker
Indigo Scuba Diving Centre Gordon’s Bay
16 Blue Gum Avenue, Mountainside Gordon’s Bay
Phone: 083 268 1851

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