On May 24th, 10 swimmers swam a 22 km relay from Cape Point to Simonstown in South Africa in a eco-swim to support conservation efforts in the northern Wild Coast eco-system which is under various threats brought on by mining and overfishing.
Andrew Chin is leading their efforts to raise funds for the Wild Friends campaign to protect the Pondoland Marine Protected area and to explore sustainable alternatives to dune mining.
“We need to inspire people to leave this world a better place for generations to come by protecting the few remaining wild spaces,” said Chin. “There’s huge community support for sustainable alternatives like eco-tourism. We hope the relay swim highlights and bolsters efforts to protect the Wild Coast from ecological devastation.”
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