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January 2023

Opportunity for kids, hope for lemurs in rural Madagascar

Madagascar—the world’s fourth-largest island—is renowned for its fascinating plants and animals, most of which are found nowhere else on earth. The country’s playful lemurs, brilliantly colored reptiles and amphibians, and otherworldly forests have inspired countless nature documentaries (and a popular animated film franchise). Tens of thousands of tourists arrive each year to see the natural […]

January 2023

Island communities lead the way to coral reef conservation in the Philippines 

The Coral Triangle — an expanse of tropical ocean spanning much of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific — has long been a priority for conservation leaders. As its name suggests, the region and its many islands are home to countless coral reefs and the enormous biodiversity they support. One area in particular, the Verde […]

January 2023

Rachel Dibner joins Seacology board

This month, Seacology welcomed Rachel Dibner to our board of directors. Dibner is co-president of The Argus Fund, a family foundation that she and her husband Mark established in 2007. She is deeply involved in the research, gifting, and financial responsibilities associated with day-to-day, long-term, and strategic fund operations. Due to its broad mission statement, […]

December 2022

A year of conservation success, thanks to you!

Frankly, we didn’t expect to get so much done in 2022! But despite a turbulent economy, the lingering pandemic, and the environmental challenges facing many islands, we helped islanders all over the world conserve their ecosystems and strengthen their communities. We’ll have a more comprehensive review in our upcoming annual report, but here are a […]

December 2022

Multiple disasters can’t stop stewardship of Philippines lake

Living on an active volcano carries risks, to say the least, but it’s been an especially trying few years for people along the shores of Taal Lake. The lake fills the large caldera of the Taal Volcano and is the Philippines’ third-largest lake. It’s home to a unique ecosystem that supports many species, including the […]

November 2022

Help save endangered island species this Giving Tuesday

Islands are home to countless plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Unfortunately, the isolation that led to the evolution of these unique species also means that far more extinctions take place on islands than on the mainland. That’s why Seacology focuses exclusively on protecting island ecosystems and supporting the communities that depend on […]

November 2022

COP27 and cautious optimism for islands

Every day, island communities around the globe feel the effects of the climate crisis. Rising seas flood their homes and ruin their wells and croplands with saltwater. Typhoons get more dangerous every year. The fish they depend on die off as coral reefs and mangroves disappear. This month, world leaders met in Egypt to create […]

November 2022

Three cheers (and four projects) for Caribbean mangroves!

By Karen Peterson Communities across the Dominican Republic are working with Seacology to protect crucial mangrove ecosystems–and on a recent trip, we got to see just how much progress they’re making. (Spoiler: a lot.) Mangroves, trees that grow in brackish water on their distinctive stilt-like roots, protect coastal communities from wind and wave damage, and […]

October 2022

Wailevu Village: hope at the end of the road

Wailevu Village is tucked into the lush Natewa-Tunaloa peninsula of Fiji, between a bay full of coral and mountains covered by tropical forest. The village is a bumpy hour-and-a-half drive from the nearest town, Savusavu. It is literally at the end of the road—to get to villages farther north, you need to take a boat. […]

October 2022

Watch the 2022 Seacology Prize Ceremony here

The 2022 Seacology Prize Ceremony, honoring Kevin Iro of the Cook Islands, was streamed live on Thursday, October 6. You can watch the recording below, or skip right to our video profile of Iro or his acceptance speech.