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Address to the Commonwealth

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This address was given by Lewis Pugh on the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth in Westminster Abbey on 11 March 2019. ON THE EDGE OF THE ICE  I am standing at the North Pole, on the edge ...

10 Mar 2019
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Protecting the South Sandwich Islands

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Is there no place in the world that is sacrosanct? No wilderness we can leave alone? No place we can fully protect for nature’s sake? Last month I was invited to address UK MPs ...

8 May 2018
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Environmental Glasnost: More than Pretty Words

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It took me 50 hours to get from my home in Cape Town, at the tip of Africa, to Lake Baikal on the eastern edge of Siberia. That might not seem much to Russians, ...

3 Oct 2016
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One Crucial Decision We Can’t Put on Ice

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The Ross Ice Shelf is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. It rose straight up out of the Bay of Whales, the world’s southernmost body of water. Strong winds rushed over its cliffs, ...

13 May 2015
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Our fight for a fighting chance

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I’ve just completed the first long-distance swim in the 7 Seas of the ancient world. I’ve experienced some things I will never forget. And seen some things I wish I could erase from my ...

29 Aug 2014
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Lewis Pugh completes Arabian Sea swim in 7 Seas Campaign

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On 25th August in Rass Al Hadd, Oman, renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, completed his sixth swim for his Seven Seas Campaign to put ...

27 Aug 2014
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Lewis Pugh completes Red Sea swim in Seven Seas Campaign

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the fifth leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to ...

24 Aug 2014
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Lewis Pugh completes Black Sea swim in Seven Seas Campaign

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the fourth leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to ...

20 Aug 2014
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Lewis Pugh completes Aegean swim in 7 Seas campaign

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the third leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to ...

17 Aug 2014
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Pugh completes Mediterranean swim in Seven Seas Campaign

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh completed the first leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to highlight the ...

10 Aug 2014
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