|Nick Silverstein and Palau President Tommy Remegesau Jr.|
The president’s plan inspired a young boy in Queens, New York who read about the initiative on Facebook. For the past two years, Nick Silverstein, with the help of his mom Danielle, has collected signatures from his friends and family in support of ocean conservation.
|Nick hands the letter and signatures over to the president.|
Nick and his mom handed the letter and the signatures over to President Remengesau during a meet-and-greet at the United Nations today.
“I told him I wanted him to protect the ocean,” says Nick. “I told him that kids in New York supported him and asked him to talk to kids in his country to do the same.”
|President Remengesau and Shark Stanley.|
“I’m a youth ambassador for Shark Stanley and I want the president to know about our cause,” says Nick.
When Nick was only three years old he showed a special interest in the ocean.
“I think it was a National Geographic special I watched,” he explains. “I fell in love with great white sharks. They’re awesome.”