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December 2016

Seacology’s Duane Silverstein named RGS Fellow

Seacology’s Executive Director, Duane Silverstein, is exceptionally well-traveled. By our count, he’s visited more than 180 islands in 75 nations in the course of his tenure at Seacology and in his personal travels. Last month, the UK’s prestigious Royal Geographical Society recognized Duane by naming him a fellow in the storied institution. As a fellow, […]

November 2016

Celebrating 25 years of innovative island conservation

photo highlights | letter from Paul Cox | letter from Ken Murdock Twenty-five years ago, we incorporated Seacology as a charity with a singular focus: to support indigenous islanders in their efforts to save their local environments. I wish that I could claim credit for coming up with the idea of swapping schools, medical clinics, […]

October 2016

Irma Brady awarded 2016 Seacology Prize

Before an audience of more than 100 Seacology supporters, staff, and Board members, Irma Brady of Honduras accepted the 2016 Seacology Prize last Thursday night. Recounting her early years on Honduras’ Bay Islands and her decades-long career in conservation, Brady thanked her family, her colleagues in the Honduran NGO community, and her hosts for setting […]

September 2016

Devex profiles our community-based conservation model

Devex, a worldwide organization that seeks to connect global development professionals, recently spoke with Seacology staff, field representatives, and board members, and profiled us in an article, “Ocean conservation starts — but doesn’t stop — with communities.” The well-researched piece details our successful model of involving local stakeholders in environmental conservation to the benefit of […]

September 2016

Stickers now available for donors

Share your passion for island conservation with one of our new Seacology stickers. For a limited time, we’ll send one to all new donors and any existing donor who makes a gift of $10 or more.

July 2016

Seacology marks big successes in Sri Lanka on World Mangrove Day

A year into a groundbreaking program to protect all mangrove forests in Sri Lanka by enlisting the help of coastal communities, the news is good. The forests are being protected, and some of the poorest women in Sri Lanka are receiving microloans and job training. The world’s first mangrove museum was officially opened by Sri […]

July 2016

Irma Brady of Roatán, Honduras named 2016 Seacology Prize winner

Environmental defender Irma Brady of Roatán Island in Honduras is the 2016 Seacology Prize winner, chosen by the Seacology Board of Directors. Over the past two decades Roatán, the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands, has experienced an unprecedented boom in tourism, and today it is a popular destination for large cruise ships, scuba divers, and […]

June 2016

Seacology launches 10 new projects

Seacology is launching 10 new projects around the world, including our first ones in Cuba and Peru! This new work, spanning the globe and comprising tens of thousands of acres of protected habitat, will protect endemic species, strengthen fisheries, and support sustainable ecotourism. On Monday, our Board of Directors approved these projects: Cocodrilo, Cuba: Increased […]

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 […]