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The Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1990 by residents of the Bay Islands, Honduras in order to initiate and coordinate efforts in protecting the islands’ fragile natural resources. BICA’s operation and projects are funded through the support of local individuals, businesses, national and international agencies and volunteers. BICA has three chapters – one in Utila, one in Roatan and one in Guanaja.
Sea Turtles Forever is a non-profit organization which conducts research and monitoring of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica, and also researches the effects of marine plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. They designed a Microplastic Filtration System that uses patented static charged filtration (SCF) technology to remove microplastics as small as 100 micrometers in size (the size of a grain of sand). It is a carbon neutral, manually operated filtration system that is designed to remediate a beach environment to its pristine state.
Coralium is a multidisciplinary team that works in collaboration with government institutions and organizations to actively conserve and restore coral reefs in the Mexican Caribbean. The group has been researching the basic reproductive biology of various coral species and their use in reef restoration projects since 2007 and was able to produce sexual recruits of several species of corals in the laboratory, which are now planted on degraded reefs or reefs damaged by ship groundings.
What started with a handful of projects back in 1998, has turned into a network for sea turtles conservation of over 50 communities in nothwestern Mexico and international collaborations with projects in the United States, Japan, Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Ecuador. And a great thing about it is that it mostly consists of ordinary citizens like teachers, fishers or students which proves once more that we all have the potential to make a change!
Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) is a globally unique international collaborative program of coral reef-focused research, management and conservation organizations dedicated to safeguarding the Mesoamerican Reef. They are located and active in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
Tortugas de Pacuare is an NGO dedicated to the protection of our wildlife, with a focus on sea turtles such as Leatherbacks, Green, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley sea turtles. Costa Rica is home to some of the most important beaches in the world for turtle nesting. While the government protects some areas, especially national parks, many important beaches for turtles remain unprotected. For this reason, the project Tortugas de Pacuare was initiated in 2010.
Child Aid Papua firmly believes that every child has a right to an education and that education is the key to sustainable environmental protection. The project aims at achieving a better future for both humans and the environment.
The charity is systematically pursuing its vision and making an important contribution in West-Papua by increasing the level of education, helping with healthcare programs and raising awareness regarding important environmental issues for the local communities in Raja Ampat.
The Marine Conservation Institute is dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places – for us and future generations. Their priority is to help create an urgently-needed worldwide system of strongly protected areas—the Global Ocean Refuge System—as a strategic way to ensure the future diversity and abundance of marine life. To enhance marine protection efforts in the U.S. and around the globe, they also built and maintain the world’s most comprehensive online marine protected area database, the Atlas of Marine Protection.
The Global Ocean Refuge System improves the quality and quantity of marine protection globally by awarding protected areas that meet science-based standards. It is helping the world create an urgently-needed worldwide system of strongly protected areas through strategic and cost-effective ways, ensuring the future diversity and abundance of marine life.
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Part of our mission is to focus on the good and show people the boundless beauty nature has to offer. We believe that what you can see, you will want to protect. So check out our gallery, provided by some of the best underwater photographers of the world!
Have a look at our articles on interesting projects and topics!
Have you ever heard of sea slugs? This colorful group of critters has developed a wide variety of mechanisms to protect themselves from predators. Learn more about some of its most iconic species in this article, and enjoy the pictures of nudibranchs shared by our readers!
Endangered Species Day is celebrated annually every third Friday of May and thousands of people around the world participate by taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. While are very used to hearing these concepts, we rarely know, what they actually mean. So, what do they mean, who defines the criteria for a species to be “threatened” or “endangered” and who monitors it?
Did you know that the noise generated by human activities is a global pollutant? Mass strandings of whales have been associated with the use of sonar technologies.
Find out more about noise pollution, how it affects wildlife, and the strategies taken by different organizations to reduce noise pollution in our new article by Karen Lucchini!
Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing food industry in recent decades? But while it has the potential to significantly contribute to food security, what are the risks associated with it?
Find out more about aquaculture, how it emerged and some of the technologies that are currently being used in an effort to increase its sustainability.
When we think about corals, the first images that pop into our heads are coral reefs in clear tropical waters, full of color and life. But this is just one of the different environments where corals can live. Have you ever heard of black corals?
Coral reefs are pretty, colourful and teeming with life. But did you know that they were also a major economic, social, cultural and environmental player? Read about what is being done to make sure they retain their importance!
“Soon there won’t be any fish in the seas”, “overfishing is irreversible”, – We look at the main challenges global fishery is tackling and introduce two main initiatives that can drastically improve our marine ecosystems, increase revenue from fishing, allow for a fairer distribution of the global catch and, to top it off, ensure a flourishing marine wildlife!
On March 15, our youth has risen all around the world and taken to the streets to press politicians to act on climate change. According to organizers, more than 1 million students in 125 countries have skipped school to partake in over 2000 demonstrations around the globe. But is that going to solve the problems and if not, what now?
The Seabin Project is an initiative launched by two Australian surfers that aims at cleaning our waters. The technology so far is used to clean ports all over the world, thereby preventing garbage from entering the seas. We took a closer at the Seabin to see what it’s all about – enjoy!