STATEMENT: Paul G. Allen, A Champion

On behalf of Demian Chapman and Mike Heithaus, Co-Principal Investigators of Global FinPrint, and researchers at Florida International University:

“We have lost a hero to our planet. Among his many endeavors in conservation, Paul G. Allen began the world’s largest shark and ray survey in 2015, trusting us to find the last remaining strongholds of these dynamic animals.

As our work continues, Global FinPrint has already led to the protection of all rays in Belize and the creation of a shark and ray sanctuary in the Dominican Republic. This is just the beginning for one of the many projects he created to help protect our planet.

Mr. Allen’s vision and determination were limitless. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to join him in his work and will forever be inspired by his legacy.”

For more information on his life and work, see the Vulcan Inc. Statement on Paul G. Allen.

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