We are fortunate to have on this week Dr. Enric Sala who is an Explorer-in-Residence for National Geographic. He shares his drive to help preserve our world’s oceans. He also discusses his latest must-read book, The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild. The book is an amazing account of why we need to keep fighting hard to protect our planet Earth.
DR. ENRIC SALA is a marine ecologist who fell in love with the sea growing up on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. After obtaining a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, Sala moved to the United States for ten years, where he was a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2006, Enric moved back to Spain to hold the first position on marine conservation ecology at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), and in 2008 he became a National Geographic Fellow. Recently named a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he is currently one of the leaders of National Geographic’s Mission Blue program, a global marine conservation initiative.