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Poster from UN Ocean Conference

Momentum for Ocean Conservation Growing

By on 23 June 2017

The UN Ocean Conference and the commitments made there signal a turning tide in global ocean awareness. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all. The first UN Ocean Conference was […]

Looking down on island shore from plane window

Green Business & Travel Certifications: Sustainable Dive Ops Pt. IV

By on 12 June 2017

This is Part IV of the Guide to Finding Sustainable Dive Operators. Part I highlights dive training agency recognitions, Part II features scuba industry specific independent certifications, and Part III discusses voluntary standards for environmentally responsible diving. Non Diving-Industry Specific Certifications In the quest for a sustainable diving experience, you may need to look beyond the dive […]

Our Oceans, Our Future

By on 7 June 2017

World Oceans Day is this Thursday, June 8th, so be sure to do something great for the oceans! The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Our Oceans, Our Future,” with a particular focus on solutions to plastic pollution and marine litter prevention “for a healthier ocean and a better future.” We know that without […]

It's Endangered Species Day!

Endangered Species Day

By on 19 May 2017

Help raise awareness for special species threatened with extinction on Endangered Species Day. We are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction of our making. But we can make a difference to the many species of animals and plants that are in desperate need of our help. Educate yourself and others on threatened species, why […]

An empty conch shell on the beach

Meiofauna: Invisible Animals in the Sand

By on 4 May 2017

If you thought the beach sand beneath your feet was lifeless, think again. Millions of microscopic animals, invisible to the naked eye, inhabit the spaces between individual grains of sand. You’re not alone if you’d never given much thought to those sandy interstitial spaces, the spaces between, because I hadn’t either. Then I came across […]

A green sea turtle underwater

Shop Smart: Souvenirs

By on 2 May 2017

Shopping responsibly makes a big difference for highly trafficked, and increasingly endangered, wildlife species. Here’s a quick look at what to look out for.