The winners of the Ocean Awards for 2019 have been announed and among them is the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program. The Judges' Special Award was given for the creation in January 2018 of the Diego Ramirez-Drake Passage Marine Park. The 25th marine protected area in Chile, the seventh in Patagonia and the largest such park in South America, it extends over 144,390 square kilometres and a stretch of ocean with a rich biodiversity of its own.
Dr. Shaun Russell (center) accepted the award on behalf of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program from two of the judges, Sacha Bonson (left, Editorial Director of Boat International) and Charles Clover (right, Executive Chair, Blue Marine Foundation) on June 10 at Fishmonger's Hall in London. Learn more about the Ocean Awards and all of this year's judges here.