We are looking for members of the Elder SUP community who have had the chance to paddle in the very areas where our support is needed most.
The 11 sites deemed irreplaceable were the Hawaiian Islands, Galapagos Islands, Amazon River, San Felix and Juan Fernandez Islands off the coast of Chile, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal in Russia, Yangtze River, Indus River, Ganges River and the Kerguelen Islands in the southern Indian Ocean.
In addition, the nine sites picked for their species richness were along the coasts of Baja California, much of the eastern coast of the Americas (the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and including coastal areas of Cuba, Hispaniola, Colombia and Venezuela), Peru, Argentina, Northwestern Africa, South Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Have you experienced any encounters with marine mammals during any SUP adventures in the places mentioned? If you have, please share your stories with us. Until a critical mass of non – stand-up paddlers (or non-water-people) have the chance to hear about our encounters with the beings who inhabit the world’s waters it will be difficult for them to empathize with the threats to their existence.
Pictures are so valuable in sharing your stories:
HAWAII – GALAPAGOS – THE AMAZON – CHILE – THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA – CASPIAN SEA.… and all the rest. Your stories can energize awareness and change.