Sea Shepherd – Ambient Ambassadors, Goodwill Campaign for the Pacific
Sea Shepherd Costa Rica recently designated 30 new “Ambassadors of the Environment,” who have pledged their support for ocean protection initiatives. The society’s volunteer-run Goodwill Campaign for the Pacific culminated its 2017 season with a special Marine Environmental Education Program for children at the Riojalandia School in Puntarenas.
The young pupils participated in a painting contest to express what they have learned about the importance of protecting marine life. Puntarenas is a coastal province located on Costa Rica’s Pacific side, with a strong fishing vocation and a valuable marine biodiversity.
On Oct. 24, Sea Shepherd awarded certificates to 30 students who earned “Ambassadors of the Environment” accreditation. These certificates also reflect a commitment from the youths to become advocates for marine life and the environment, and to pass on their knowledge to others: family, companions and friends.