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May 2016

2015 Annual Report released

It’s hard to overstate how big 2015 was for Seacology. We launched the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project, the largest and most ambitious project in our history. At the same time we funded 15 other new Seacology projects and continued our support for dozens of active ones. We led guests on adventures to Cuba and […]

February 2016

Flamingos, Otters, and Fish: New Projects Protect Vulnerable Species

Six new conservation efforts will help protect vulnerable ecosystems and empower the people who depend on them, on islands from South America to Southeast Asia. Among species protected by these initiatives are the Chilean flamingo, marine otter, and several rare parrotfish and grouper species. You can read more about each of these exciting new projects […]

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 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 2016

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 […]

November 2015

New digs in Belize

At its meeting in June, the Seacology Board of Directors launched our fifth project in Belize, in collaboration with the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE). We’re delighted to announce that the project is already complete! Our investment in additional housing at Big Falls for paying volunteers will help TIDE expand their successful Ridge […]

October 2015

Exceptional donation builds momentum in Sri Lanka

Seacology’s first-ever nationwide conservation project, which will protect all the mangroves in the island nation of Sri Lanka, received an enormous boost this month: a $1 million gift from a long-time Seacology donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Other Seacology supporters, led by committed board members and Seacology Fellows, have already contributed $1.5 million toward […]

October 2015

Video and photos from the Seacology Prize Ceremony

On October 8th, more than a hundred Seacology staff, Board members, and supporters gathered to honor Lakshmi Moorthy of India and award her the 2015 Seacology Prize. Here are the profile video we showed at the event and Lakshmi’s acceptance speech, as well as a collection of photos from the evening and her visit to […]