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August 2019

Remembering Seacology Prize recipient Gina Lopez

With great sadness we learned this week of the passing of Gina Lopez. A tireless advocate for conservation in the Philippines, Lopez rose to the highest environmental post in her country’s government, only to be removed from the position for sticking to her principles, and for doing her job enforcing neglected environmental laws. She bravely […]

July 2019

Helping a remote Malaysian village resist the devastation of palm oil

By Chris Wright Malaysia Field Representative “This tree is full of spirits,” said Najib, as we hummed downstream, carving our way just above the water’s surface, in an elongated, carved-wood boat no bigger than your average kayak. In fact, I can remember my father and myself falling into rivers from plastic kayaks that were probably […]

June 2019

David Attenborough narrates video on Seacology’s Sri Lanka project

Late last year, Seacology’s nationwide mangrove conservation project in Sri Lanka was named a recipient of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change award. One of the most exciting moments of receiving this recognition from the United Nations was finding out that our project would be featured in a video narrated by the one and only Sir […]

June 2019

New projects safeguard diverse habitats, promote sustainability

Last week, Seacology’s board of directors gave a green light to eight new projects! These partnerships with island communities in seven countries include our first project in Guatemala and a new collaboration with CEBSE, the Dominican Republic conservation group led by last year’s Seacology Prize winner, Patricia Lamelas. They will protect thousands of acres of […]

May 2019

UN extinction report: an alarming wakeup call

“One million species at risk of extinction.” “World on notice.” “Humans accelerating extinction of other species.” These alarming headlines earlier this month were prompted by the United Nations release of a summary of its upcoming report on the grave threats that human activity poses to the Earth’s biodiversity. The report outlines four main areas of […]

April 2019

In solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka

Here at Seacology, our hearts are heavy with the devastating news from Sri Lanka. The senseless attacks as worshipers gathered for Easter services, as well as at hotels where families and friends gathered to share a meal, have befallen a nation that has seen far too much tragedy in the past several decades. As the […]

April 2019

Protect the Dominican Republic’s mangrove forests

For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has brought together communities around the world to protect our planet and raise awareness about what threatens it. This year, you can mark the occasion by directly supporting projects that protect mangroves — key players in the fight against rising CO2 levels — in the Dominican Republic. We want […]

April 2019

Look back on a big year in our 2018 annual report

Last year was huge for Seacology and for the whole island conservation movement around the world. We won a prestigious award from the United Nations and took part in the world’s preeminent climate conference (COP24, in Poland) for the first time. We launched our 300th project. We both began working in new countries and started […]

February 2019

New projects will protect thousands of acres

Dugongs in Thailand, apes in Indonesia, pygmy elephants in Malaysia… these are just some of the endangered animals whose island habitats will be protected by new Seacology projects. Seacology’s Board of Directors has approved 10 new projects, on islands spanning the globe. These diverse conservation efforts include our first project in Thailand since 2005 and […]

January 2019

Swiftlets—unlikely champions of the Malaysian rainforest

What do a Chinese delicacy and protecting Borneo’s rainforest have in common? This may seem like an odd question, but the answer is even stranger: a small bird called the swiftlet. Edible-nest swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus) nest in caves throughout Southeast Asia. Unlike most birds, which build their nests out of plant material, swiftlets make their […]