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October 2014

Seacology trip visits rebuilt Tonga community center

Our project on ‘Uiha Island, Tonga, suffered a major setback in January when the community center we had helped the Femelea community retrofit was leveled by Cyclone Ian, a Category 5 storm that ravaged Tonga and Fiji, among other Pacific islands. It was deemed that the entire structure was beyond repair and would have to […]

October 2014

Photos from 2014 Prize Ceremony

On Thursday, October 9, we were pleased to award the 2014 Seacology Prize to “Professor” Ali Shaibu Shekue of Kenya, for his work in establishing several protected areas in his home country, and collaborating with indigenous fishing communities to further marine conservation and sustainability. Professor Shekue and Seacology Field Representative Dishon Murage joined our staff, […]

September 2014

Save the Date: Seacology Prize Ceremony, October 9

The 2014 Seacology Prize Ceremony, where we will honor this year’s winner, Ali Shaibu Shekue, is almost upon us! Tickets have been moving quickly, but there are still seats for the free, public event available. The event will be held at The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California 94704 from 6:00 PM to […]

September 2014

Duane Silverstein on KPFA Radio

Seacology’s Executive Director, Duane Silverstein, recently appeared on KPFA Radio’s Africa Today with Walter Jones. In the half-hour segment, Duane discusses Seacology’s innovative approach to conservation, our history, upcoming Seacology travel opportunities, and much more. The interview can be found at KPFA’s website here, and begins around 33:00. Enjoy!

September 2014

A recap of our recent Fiji expedition

In October of 2013, Duane Silverstein and I gave a Seacology presentation at the National Aquarium to a rapt group of approximately 35 members, donors and individuals interested in conservation. We invited all to link up us on a first-ever expedition to Fiji with The National Aquarium to take part in visiting two of Seacology’s […]

September 2014

Seacology welcomes new Indonesia representative

Seacology is happy to welcome Iona Soulsby to our team as a new field representative in Indonesia. A native of New Zealand, Iona has a strong ecology background and has led mangrove-restoration projects on the island of Bali for the past five years. We’re looking forward to working with her!

September 2014

Storm-damaged Felemea center rebuilt

Our project on ‘Uiha Island, Tonga, suffered a major setback in January when the community center we had helped the Felemea community retrofit was leveled by Cyclone Ian, a Category 5 storm that ravaged Tonga and Fiji, among other Pacific islands. It was deemed that the entire structure was beyond repair and would have to […]

August 2014

Seacology works to keep Sibuyan lights on

The Philippines’ Sibuyan Island is home to some of the world’s densest forest and several rare, endemic plant and animal species. In June, Seacology struck a deal with the island’s Mangyan tribe, who reside at the foot of Mount Guiting-Guiting, to safeguard almost a quarter of this pristine landscape, which has come under increasing pressure […]

August 2014

Affiliate leader checks in on Seychelles site

Peter Pistor of our affiliate, Seacology Germany, makes a point to visit our project sites when traveling. Last month, he and his wife, Zina, were vacationing in the Seychelles and paid a visit to Mahe Island, where Seacology has been working with local NGO Nature Seychelles to retrofit an educational center that hosts a growing […]

July 2014

Kenya’s Shekue named 2014 Seacology Prize winner

We are excited to announce that this year’s winner is ‘Professor’ Ali Shaibu Shekue from Kenya. Though not a professor in the literal sense, Shekue is recognized throughout Kenya for his knowledge and skill pertaining to artisanal fisheries. He is among the few remaining old fishermen, and throughout his lifetime he has witnessed people being […]