As our week of hope draws to a close, we finish with the words of Misool Co-Founder, Marit Miners.
Marit Miners was born in Sweden, just a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle. She moved to the USA as a toddler, where she spent her youth building forts, reading books at the very tops of trees, nerding out at Marine Science Camp, and documenting it all in journals written in Viking Runes. Later, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from New York City’s Barnard College, Columbia University. Afterward, Marit had aspired to pursue advanced studies in forensic techniques via a Master’s degree in Physical Anthropology, in the company of a host of ancient mummified bodies. But her academic plans were permanently derailed in 2000 when she discovered scuba diving on a trip to Thailand.
Five years later, Marit struck up a conversation with Andrew Miners, who shared her fascination with the underwater world and took her to the spectacular reefs of southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia, on their third date. It was clearly a great success, and along with a band of maverick conservationists, the two established @misool.resort and @misool.foundation. “It is incredibly humbling to receive the news that the Misool Marine Reserve has been designated a Mission Blue Hope Spot,” said Marit. “This spectacularly beautiful region is also incredibly fragile, and we have to do everything in our power to protect it, for all life that depends on it now and for generations to come. We are humbled by Mission Blue’s stand with us to protect Misool’s marine treasures. None of this would have been possible without the support of our guests, our team and our partners. Most importantly, we acknowledge our unique partnership with our local stakeholders and our Ranger Patrol. Their foresight, support and continued vigilance has been key to protecting the world’s richest reefs." Thank you to @mission_blue and to everyone who shared, and listened to, our stories of hope.
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