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Everyone has daydreamed about it – quitting the corporate world to save the planet or to be on a mission to make the world a better place while being able to see the world at the same time. This type of decision doesn’t take vision alone. It requires your ability to follow through with your plans, your assertiveness with your decisions, and a little bit of starting money to launch your mission to save the world.

A man named Sergi Basoli, from Barcelona, Spain had asked himself these questions regarding his plan that was similar to this one, and he had made up his mind – three years ago. He decided to enlist himself on a mission to save the Mediterranean Sea armed with a kayak and a paddle. What he didn’t expect was to find a companion along the way.

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During his stop in the island of Sardinia, he found a stray dog in one of the small towns there. He decided to bring him to the vet to have him checked out. He was curious if he can adopt the dog and if it’s possible to bring him along, so he asked the vet if the dog will get any bigger, the vet said that he wouldn’t.

Delighted, Sergi had the dog microchipped, registered and he even secured a passport for the dog, whom he named “Nirvana.” Sergi and Nirvana continued to sail and paddle around the Mediterranean Sea where they hiked and trekked during their stops, exploring every inch of land and sea they come across.

Sergi explained that he had to train Nirvana given the situation they were in. He needed his pup to stay perfectly still whenever they are on the water. Sergi also needed Nirvana to obey his commands when or when not to jump for his own safety. Good thing Nirvana was quick to learn from his new dad. 

During their expedition, they have realized the problems being faced by the Mediterranean Sea. Sergi collaborated with Oceana to help solve the issues they have discovered. Their efforts bore fruit as local officials controlled the overfishing in Sicily’s Strait and increased the boundaries of the protected marine areas. See their adventures so far in the video below.

Video credit: Rumbo Mediterráneo via Youtube

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