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July 2014

Seacology-funded dormitory opens in French Polynesia

Last month, members of a Seacology expedition visited the island of Moorea, French Polynesia to commemorate the opening of the Atitia Center dormitory. The new structure is an expansion of an earlier Seacology-funded facility that was constructed in 2008 to foster education programs focusing on traditional knowledge, science, and conservation. The dormitory, which was dedicated […]

July 2014

Seacology welcomes new Communications Assistant

Seacology has recently hired Joseph Clerici as our new Design and Communications Assistant and Webmaster. A Bay Area native and graduate of Humboldt State University’s journalism program, Joe brings a wide range of multimedia experience to the organization and has produced content for a variety of journalistic and nonprofit organizations, including the Coral Reef Alliance, […]

June 2014

Seacology launches seven new projects

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of seven new Seacology projects around the world, building things like a community hall in Fiji and a solar power grid in the Philippines. In the process, we’ll be helping protect vulnerable forest and marine ecosystems home to threatened species like the humphead wrasse, boxfish, saltwater crocodiles, monitor lizards, […]

June 2014

Sustainable fish trap exchange helping preserve Wasini Island waters

Our field rep in East Africa reports that a hundred traditional and eco-friendly fishing traps have been distributed on Wasini Island, helping locals fish their waters sustainably. Wasini fishermen exchanged their old traps for the new ones, which were made from local plant materials and feature “escape gaps” allowing sea turtles and juvenile fish to […]

May 2014

Mooring buoys helping protect coral off Palawan Island

In May, volunteers in the Philippines began installing mooring buoys in Palawan Island’s Bacuit Bay, launching a new effort to help protect the bay’s rich coral reef ecosystem against the stress of increased tourism. With the buoys in place, boaters will be able to experience the reef without hurting it, eliminating the need to drop […]

May 2014

Newest Field Rep: Cook Islands’ Tuaine Tuara

We’re pleased to announce we’ve added Tuaine Tuara to our worldwide roster of Seacology field representatives. Tuara will help Seacology execute projects throughout her home nation of the Cook Islands. Tuara is a conservation advocate from Mangaia, the second largest of the Cook Islands. In 1999 she and her husband founded the Mangaia Tanga’eo Environmental […]

April 2014

2013 Annual Report released

We’re pleased to share with you our Annual Report for 2013, which you can see via the link below: Seacology’s 2013 Annual Report We are very proud of the work covered in this report — Seacology continues to fund projects that conserve environments and help people meet basic needs on islands around the world. See […]

April 2014

Pearl farming on Namdrik Atoll

On this remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean, a new black pearl farming operation we helped launch is up and running, providing Namdrik’s 600 residents with a lucrative industry that’s also eco-friendly. Cultivating black pearls (also called black Tahitian pearls) involves inserting a “bead” – typically a rounded piece of shell — into a Black-lip […]

April 2014

Honoring Seacology Fellow David London (1950-2014)

This week, Seacology was saddened to learn of the passing of dedicated Seacology Fellow Dr. David London. David A. London, M.D., devoted husband, father, and physician – March 14, 1950 – March 26, 2014. 28-year resident of Portola Valley, California. We mourn the loss of David, beloved husband, best friend and soul mate to his […]

April 2014

Seacology protecting critical drop bear habitat in Tasmania

BERKELEY, CA, APRIL 1 – This month, Seacology launched its first ever project on Tasmania protecting critical forest habitat for the reclusive drop bear (plummetus Thylarctos), a ferocious relative of the koala known for attacking unsuspecting hikers by literally dropping down from the treetops. In exchange for the creation of a new 200-acre drop bear […]