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David Helvarg

President, Blue Frontier Campaign

Saving the Ocean

David Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of three books, Blue Frontier-Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness, The War Against the Greens, and 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. He is editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of several “Blue Vision” conferences for ocean activists, and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award.  Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America, covered a range of issues from military science to the AIDS epidemic, and reported from every continent including Antarctica. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His print work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, LA Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, The Nation, and the Honolulu Weekly. He’s done radio work for Marketplace, AP radio, and Pacifica. He’s led workshops for journalists in Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Slovakia and Washington DC. He is a licensed Private Investigator, body-surfer and scuba diver.

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