🦈💙 YES 💙🦈
MAKO SHARKS proposal passes Committee vote for their inclusion on @cites Appendix II AT #CoP18 !
We have to wait until the 28th of August to know the final decision but I have to say that I’m super positive and happy because it’s very very likely to happen and finally have them protected on international trade.
Thank you so so so much to everybody that shared, supported and helped through this campaign and cares about the ocean as we do, trying to fight for a better world.
Special thanks to all the @nakaweproject team for the huge effort involved.
For you makossss 💙 ...
Diversity is the giver of life! Soil diversity, seed diversity, political belief diversity, thought diversity, social diversity...
Diversity becomes the interwoven fabric which threads together in a complex weave and provides just the strength we need in order to work together symbolically and find balance in the tension so it ebbs and flows to create a harmony that would not exist in a monocultural environment. Mother nature knows this so she has created a web rich in diverse layers, which all help each other. As humans we have sought to streamline and simplify our thinking towards a monoculture mentality and as a result have reduced our diversity of thinking. As a kid I was encouraged emphatically to 'bloody think' and to 'create your own bloody box... and make sure it's not square'. I don't know about you but I want the world my kids inherit to be one which is vibrant, rich, in tune with the natural world, respectful and encouraging of contrasting thought, ideas and opportunity because diversity is the giver of life! ...
Please meet Georgia’s youngest brother, Wolfgang.
We call him Wolfie for short.
He and @Audreygriffen did so well on Friday when he was born perfectly formed with ten fingers and toes, healthy and happy at 3.97kg.
(Though between the delivery bed and the scale he did do a massive poop - and the doc agreed that if he hadn’t he would have topped 4kg easily.)
I am in complete awe of my wife.
What I witnessed her do, the power I saw her summon from within her to bring this boy into the world was utterly astonishing.
As he came closer and closer, her body began to unleash an incredible energy that was absolutely not going to be held back.
Yet Audrey was able to harness it, guide it, and use it to transcend the extraordinary pain she was feeling and channel it all towards an energy that brought this boy alive and well into the world.
That I’ve known Audrey for over five years, and yet had no idea that within her this whole time was an almighty divine force capable of bringing life into the world like this blows my mind and was astonishing to witness.
I can’t think of any single thing a man does in his life that physically equates to what I saw Audrey do.
For me - any marathon or endurance event I’ve ever raced is essentially a wander to the kitchen compared to what I saw Audrey do on Friday.
Wolfie’s big sister Georgia was in the room with us via the most perfect playlist that she made especially for the occasion - and this boy came into the world to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Khalid.
Less than an hour after he was born, Wolfie met G for real - and she’s the best big sister he could have ever hoped for.
We are in love and drowning in gratitude, oxytocin and new baby smell.