The Bertarelli Foundation attends the 2015 Our Ocean Conference

The second Our Ocean conference has just started in Valparaiso, Chile and will hopefully be the the venue for many important ocean-saving announcements.  Like the first conference which was held last year in Washington DC, this conference will play host to world leaders, NGOs and philanthropists all with the commitment and vision to help secure a future for the ocean.

Dona Bertarelli will be speaking about her support for the Rapa Nui of Easter Island and their campaign to protect the waters around their home.  The Bertarelli Foundation has been working with local communities and with the Pew Charitable Trusts to advance their desire to declare a no-take Marine Protected Area around the island – a declaration that would create the largest MPA in the world.