“Ocean life recovers spectacularly if we give it space,” says Dr. Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and founder of National Geographic Pristine Seas, a project to explore, document, and protect vital places in the ocean. In 2020, our founder Sven Lindblad sat down virtually with Sala to have a candid discussion about the future of our oceans. In celebration of Earth Day 2023, we’re revisiting their optimistic conversation where Sala shares one of the success stories that gives him hope for our Blue Planet.

This year, we are also thrilled to announce that we’ve doubled our annual commitment to National Geographic Pristine Seas through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund. Read our 2021-23 Impact Report and learn what this increase means for 
marine protected areas around the globe.

Learn more about Dr. Enric Sala’s work with National Geographic Pristine Seas.