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8 June 2020

Raja Ampat: The Amazon of the Ocean

Once again I have the great pleasure of virtually traveling with Oliver Astrologo. Here is his latest video for which I proudly scored the original soundtrack.

With its insanely clear waters, lagoons, waterfalls and gigantic jungles Raja Ampat is beyond your imagination. There is an unparalleled richness in wildlife and it’s not a coincidence that this gem is home of three-quarters of all known coral species in the world, but this place could be soon in danger.

Raja Ampat Gallery 1

Over the last few years there’s been a noticeable increase in the amount of trash especially plastic in #RajaAmpat waters – Watch the video until the end to see more.
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied. Today, marine conservation is considered one of the greatest scientific problems on our planet. Ecosystems have changed irreversibly, ocean management is fragmented and oceans are managed independently of the terrestrial (land) environment. Nonetheless, given that 71% of our planet is covered by water, the state of our waterways is now one of our most pressing issues.

Therefore the proceeds from the visualizations of this video will be donated to Sea Sheperd Global which is responsible for marine wildlife conservation. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. So, enjoy and spread the word: be the wave! 🌊