Montreal, 20 June 2012
– Coinciding with the opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), Montreal Space for Life is opening the doors of the Base Camp of 1000 Days for the Planet, a three-year expedition aboard the schooner Sedna IV. The expedition is a major contribution to the celebrations of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.
One of the goals of the Decade is to ensure that by 2020 at the latest, the world's citizens, especially youth and children, know about the value of biodiversity and ways to protect it. A major objective of 1000 Days for the Planet, led by Canadian biologist, fimmaker and explorer and The Green Wave Honorary Ambassador, Jean Lemire, is to raise public awareness of environmental issues and to encourage the public to act in order to preserve and safeguard biodiversity.
The mission’s Base Camp will allow the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Montreal Botanical Garden to follow the adventures of the 1000 Days for the Planets' team. The exhibit invites the world to communicate live with the Sedna crew and learn about their discoveries on the state of biodiversity, at sea and on land.