Posted by: galapagosinc | April 14, 2010

Celebrities Participate in Eco-Conference in Galapagos

An elite group of environmentally-conscious celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Edward Norton, gathered in Ecuador last week to participate in an innovative conference and visited the Galapagos Islands.

The stars joined over 100 business leaders, scientists and activists to participate in The Mission Blue Voyage, a four-day conference at sea to address conservation issues in the country, reports the Daily Express.

Veteran rocker Jackson Browne, singer/songwriter Damien Rice, film producer Jake Eberts and French explorer/environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau were among the guest speakers during the trip.

DiCaprio and Norton reportedly met with Ecuador’s Vice President Lenin Moreno during the trip and offered their support to the Yasuni-ITT initiative, a scheme that aims to protect the Ecuadorian Amazon from oil extraction measures.



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