From: ELDIA.com January 17,2018
The Spanish actor will join a team of expeditionary scientists seeking the creation of a sanctuary to protect the ecosystem
Javier Bardem will embark on the legendary Greenpeace Icebreaker, Arctic Sunrise, to know the fragile ecosystems of the southern ocean, where the organization calls for the creation of a sanctuary of 1,8 million square kilometres.
For eight days, which will be plucked at punta arenas (Chile) on 23 January, Bardem, accompanied by his brother Carlos and producer and director álvaro longoria, will accompany a team of scientists on their expedition through the waters of the Antarctic Ocean, Considered one of the most pristine areas of the earth, according to this organization in a communiqué.
The journey is only a part of the more than three months of expedition to be carried out by the arctic sunrise research vessel as part of the organization's campaign to demand the creation of the largest protected area on the planet: the sanctuary of the Antarctic Ocean, With 1,8 million square kilometres, more than three times the size of Spain.
Through their social networks, both Carlos and Javier will their experience day by day from the boat. "I want to contribute through this greenpeace campaign to learn more about the importance of the Antarctic Ocean, located at the end of the world and yet so relevant to the survival of the planet", says Javier Bardem.
His brother, also actor Carlos Bardem, who participates for the second time in a greenpeace expedition, ensures that " it is going to be a magical journey in which to document not only the unique beauty of that environment, but also to know first-hand threats That they stalk him ". " it is time for governments all over the world to protect our waters, starting with the southern ocean. There's no plan b because there's no planet b: this is the time to make it ", add.
The creation of an antarctic sanctuary would mean offering "Safe Haven" for more than 9.000 species living in their waters, as it would involve banning their exploitation by industrial fishing vessels.