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August 2023

Defender of Madagascar’s lemurs to receive Seacology Prize

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy will receive the 2023 Seacology Prize this October. The longtime conservationist has dedicated his life to protecting the endangered lemurs and other species of his native Madagascar. Dr. Ratsimbazafy, whom a colleague calls “a force of nature for conservation in Madagascar,” grew up as a city boy. […]

August 2023

Lanka Mangrove Museum reopens with Seacology backing

Thanks to the generosity of Seacology supporters, the Lanka Mangrove Museum is back on its feet after some challenging years during the pandemic and economic hardship in the country. The first-of-its-kind museum was built as part of our five-year nationwide project to protect Sri Lanka’s mangroves, which concluded in 2020. The large facility, on the […]

August 2023

Philippines biodiversity hotspot gets high-profile recognition

We’re very excited to announce that the international ocean organization Mission Blue has recognized the Verde Island Passage in the Philippines as a Hope Spot. Seacology has worked with communities in this area on ocean conservation for many years. Mission Blue, was founded by renowned marine biologist and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, a member of Seacology’s […]

August 2023

Ways to help victims of the Maui wildfires

We’ve received several questions about how to help since fires on Maui led to tragic loss of life and catastrophic destruction. While Seacology is not a disaster-relief organization, we encourage our supporters to give generously to the relief and recovery efforts for the affected communities. Our friends at Hirsch Philanthropy Partners have prepared a list […]

July 2023

A Seacology milestone: 400 conservation projects!

Twelve new Seacology projects will help island communities around the world safeguard thousands of acres of coastline, mangroves, tropical rainforest, and other ecosystems. They will protect endangered wildlife, including sea turtles, lemurs, and otters. And they will improve the living standards of people living in island villages by providing potable water, renewable energy, educational resources, […]

July 2023

Meet some Borneo villagers benefiting from green energy

Protecting the forests of Borneo has long been a priority for Seacology. The dense rainforests of the world’s third-largest island—which is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia, and the tiny kingdom of Brunei—provide habitat for countless species found nowhere else. These include endangered Bornean orangutans, prehistoric-looking hornbills, and the world’s smallest bear. For untold generations, people have […]

July 2023

2022 Annual Report: A year of impact for islands

As the world emerged from the pandemic, we hit the ground running in 2022! We moved forward with two nationwide initiatives, launched new projects, and re-started our popular travel program. See it all in our annual report, out now.

June 2023

An ecotourism success story in the Philippines

Our new project partners on Suyac Island in the Philippines have made headlines in local media and beyond. Earlier this year, Seacology began working with the Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-Park and the community of Barangay Taba-ao to rebuild infrastructure that had been damaged by recent typhoons. The pandemic hit the tourism-dependent area’s economy hard and […]

May 2023

Saving the Swamper: from menu item to mascot

By Mary Randolph Program Manager   Most tourists go to mangrove forests eager to see the abundant birdlife. They spot birds as they enjoy a peaceful paddle among the trees’ stilt-like roots, which rise from brackish water along coastlines all over the world. Not me. I was looking for a lizard. And not just any […]

May 2023

Miles for mangroves: Dominicans hit the trail in inaugural coastal run 

By Karen Peterson Senior Manager of Special Initiatives   In what has become an annual tradition, a group of Seacology staff and supporters went to  the Dominican Republic (DR) in April to meet with our project partners and communities engaged in our country-wide DR Mangrove Initiative. Along with visiting mangrove conservation and livelihood projects, a […]