According to the United Nations SDG 14 - Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
We have formed a new partnership to address this goal, in the Western Cape who employ a holistic and inclusive research approach, working to promote the sustainable use and informed conservation of living marine resources. In addition to our research, the academy works on skills development and training division, offering exceptional training opportunities for early career scientists and conservationists..
This project started out in the Seychelles and being so successful has moved across Africa. It is our priority to build long term sustainable research and awareness projects that help protect the wildlife within our oceans. Our team help train, develop and inspire local African communities to join our program as a researcher or outreach work that educate their fellow peers and other community members of the issues we face in the Ocean that is right on their doorstep.
We ran a shark night at the aquarium in October to raise awareness and break negative stigma attached to sharks from any one from the community. And 44 rescued turtles were returned to the ocean!
We have been working on our reef project in the Seychelles for many years now and we are excited to see how the project has grown from strength to strength. Now that the project is successful and engaging many local people it is time for us to handover to the locals and focus on the next steps we urgently need to take to continue our quest to save the oceans.
So what is next....
We are so excited to announce that a new research station has been offered to us in Mozambique! What an incredible opportunity for us to expand our work in Africa and what is more the wildlife off the coast of Mozambique is amazing! With your support we are going to begin fundraising so that in 2022 we can kick off this amazingly life changing new project!
At our new station we plan to increase our research to lemon sharks, mantarays, bul sharks and maybe even turtles! We will work in the local community to build a local team of experts that will be able to run the research, report to government and national authorities on the research burt even more importantly engage with their peers and community to help tackle the growing issue of human conflict for the ocean.
We can't wait to kick off this project but first we need to start fundraising so if you can please donate or share our new and exciting project with your network so together we can change the future of our oceans
Our project over the years has been working to collect data and produce research that helps protect and safe our ocean reefs. These underwater eco-systems are in danger and yet they are essential for our survival as humans.
As we come into the third quarter of 2021 this project is looking to expand into more oceans and territorials and we are looking to start running reef repair and restoration activities but to this we need to work hard now to fundraise enough funds to help fund the expensive equipment needed to make this project work.
Our team of experts in Seychelles, Mexico, Thailand, Fiji and around the world are looking to team up and fundraise so by the end of this year we have enough funds to launch a new reef repair and restore program. We will continue to collect vital data and prepare research on the issues we face but at the current rate of bleeching and damaging to reefs around the world we know it is time we do more and our proejct needs to grow but for this we need your help.
Thank you for being apart of our projects, together we can save our oceans
Climate change and human activities are the biggest threat to our reefs. The local government has already lead the way with banning all single-use plastics but plastic washes up from around the world and we need to help build awareness and fund the resources for researching and monitoring.
Our project works on multiple local initiatives to tackle the issues, working with local government and top conservation influencers we aim to fund the training and equipment for locals to train as researchers and monitors under the ocean. We have managed to raise $368 dollars so far with a target of $2500.
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