• May 2016

    Seacology partners in PNG win prestigious UN conservation prize

    We’d like to congratulate our friends at Papua New Guinea’s Wanang Conservation Area for being among the 2015 winners of the prestigious United Nations Development Programme Equator Prize! Former Seacology Prize winner Filip Damen has played a key role in the leadership of this successful protected area, and Seacology partnered with the WCA to expand […]

  • May 2016

    A year of historic conservation for Sri Lanka’s mangroves

    It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year, but today marks the first anniversary of the largest and most ambitious project in Seacology’s history. On May 12, 2015, Executive Director Duane Silverstein, and leaders in Sri Lanka’s government and local NGO Sudeesa signed the agreement that established the island nation’s place in history as […]

  • February 2016

    How to help the people of Fiji recover from Cyclone Winston

    Cyclone Winston, the strongest Southern Hemisphere storm in recorded history, tore through Fiji on February 21. It caused serious, widespread damage, including power outages, flooding, downed trees, and collapsed buildings. The storm killed 44 people and destroyed or damaged 30, 000 homes, causing US$193.6 million of damage to agriculture and housing. Travel in some areas is still difficult, […]

  • February 2016

    Seacology Launches Six New Projects

    This week, Seacology’s Board of Directors met and approved six new conservation efforts on islands around the world. From South America to Southeast Asia, these community-driven projects will both help protect vulnerable island habitats and empower the people who depend on them. Among species protected by these initiatives are the Chilean flamingo, marine otter, and […]

  • February 2016

    A Nicaraguan coffee grower thanks Seacology

    In his own words Feliciano Gonzales, a Nicaraguan coffee grower and board member of the Magdalena Cooperative, thanks Seacology and our supporters for our role in protecting Finca Magdalena. Our 2014 investment in a ranger station on the volcanic island of Ometepe allows for greater monitoring of the community-owned reserve that comprises a number of […]

  • January 2015

    Read the winter issue of Island Update here!

    The winter issue of Seacology’s bi-annual newsletter is now available to download here. This edition focuses on our ongoing commitment to our projects that have been impacted by natural disasters and other unforseen setbacks. It also profiles our 2015 prize winner, Lakshmi Moorthy, and recaps the first six months of accomplishments in our Sri Lanka […]

  • January 2016

    Java project site recognized for environmental leadership

    Congratulations to the village of Mandalamekar, Java, which has been recognized by the national government for its leadership on climate change. The Indonesian Minister of Forestry presented an award to Mandalamekar for its management of forests and other natural resources. We’re proud to have played a small role in the community’s success as environmental stewards—Seacology […]

  • January 2015

    Seacology Prize winner donates third of award money to local school

    Following through on a pledge made after winning the 2015 Seacology Prize, Lakshmi Moorthy has donated a third of the $10,000 award to a local middle school in India to assist in building new classrooms and expanding the playground. From The Times of India: MADURAI: The woman from a fishing hamlet in Ramanathapuram, who won […]

  • December 2015

    2015, a big year for island conservation

    Looking back on the past 12 months, we can honestly say that 2015 was one of the most important years in Seacology’s history. We launched our largest project to date, were awarded a prestigious philanthropy prize, brought several new staff members and conservation experts into our organization, and began 15 new projects on islands around […]

  • December 2015

    Remembering Seacology Prize winner Ali Shaibu Shekue

    With great sadness, we learned yesterday of the unexpected passing of Ali Shaibu Shekue, our 2014 Seacology Prize winner. Shekue, known to those close to him as “The Professor,” was instrumental in the development of Kenya’s marine reserves and the promotion of sustainable practices among that nation’s artisanal fishing community. He was a beloved and […]

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