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WORLD | 20-02-2018 13:18

Ricardo Darín, Les Luthiers join effort to help protect the Antarctic Ocean

Celebrities will add their familiar faces to a Greenpeace-led effort to create a marine sanctuary.

Environmental NGO Greenpeace's to create a protected area of the Antarctic Ocean have added two well-known allies to their effort: Argentine actor Ricardo Darín and Argentine comedy-musical group Les Luthiers.

"The Argentines Ricardo Darín and Les Luthiers are among the ambassadors that will join [Spanish actor Javier] Bardem," said a Greenpeace press release.

Darín debuted on Argentine television in the 1980s and since then has earned international acclaim for performances in films such as his lead role in El secreto de sus ojos, which won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards.

Les Luthiers has been performing comedy and musical routines for over 50 years, and won the Premio Princesa de Asturias in 2017, an award given to individuals or entities for notable achievements in sciences, humanities or public affairs.

In addition to Darín and Les Luthiers, over 40 other international celebrities have added their voice to the Greenpeace cause to create a marine sanctuary in 1.8 million square kilometers of Southern Ocean waters.

The project seeks to protect species such as penguins and whales from the advance of the fishing industry, which destroys food sources, according to Greenpeace.

Greenpeace's efforts received a major boost in visibility when Bardem spent a week with the Greenpeace team on their ship in Antarctic waters.

Stranger Things actor David Harbour recently also became an ambassador as well.

-TIMES/AFP

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