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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 […]

August 2015

Celebrating National Water Quality Month

Few things are as important to human survival as access to clean water, and in few places is this necessity more precarious than on remote islands. Indigenous islanders can be vulnerable to fresh water shortages, contamination, and damage to water supply infrastructure by natural disasters. At Seacology, we work with communities around the world to […]

July 2015

India’s Lakshmi Moorthy wins Seacology Prize

At our June Board of Directors meeting, Seacology’s leadership selected Lakshmi Moorthy of Tamil Nadu, India as the recipient of the 2015 Seacology Prize. Since childhood, Lakshmi has worked in the Gulf of Mannar as a seaweed harvester, a subsistence living for many of the women of her community. In 2002, that livelihood came under […]

June 2015

Seacology launches seven new projects, first in Mozambique

At their June meeting, Seacology’s Board of Directors approved seven new projects, including our first in the nation of Mozambique. These initiatives will help to protect thousands of acres of combined marine and terrestrial habitat, and such threatened species as dugongs, oceanic mantas, and fishing cats.   Belize: Big Falls Construction of housing for paying […]

June 2015

Duane Silverstein pens guest blog for Tocqueville Foundation

The Tocqueville Foundation, a French-American partnership that recently named Seacology as a Laureate for the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy, has published a guest blog entry by Executive Director Duane Silverstein about our new nationwide project in Sri Lanka. You can read Duane’s piece here.