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November 2021

Support islands this Giving Tuesday

It’s been a rough year and a half for the world’s islands and their people. Pandemic travel restrictions hit tourism-dependent islands especially hard, and in some places increased the pressure to exploit sensitive environments.  Fortunately, thanks to committed supporters like you, Seacology has been able to help our local partners around the world continue to […]

September 2021

Seacology director named Ocean Hero

We’re excited and honored that our Executive Director, Duane Silverstein, has been named an Ocean Hero by The Salty Hands! The Canada-based organization promotes solutions that support ocean regeneration and spotlights individuals leading the way for healthier oceans. Here’s some of what they had to say. “Inspiring leaders have a profound influence on the organisations […]

August 2021

Young Dominican athletes lead the way on mangrove cleanups

This spring, generous donors to our Earth Day crowdfunding campaign stepped in to help young athletes across the Dominican Republic follow their dreams. Many young aspiring baseball and volleyball players, who had no access to sports gear, have now received new Seacology-funded equipment and uniforms. And they are becoming not only champions on the field […]

February 2021

Woburn Clarkes Court Bay

  Protection of three miles of mangrove coastline; support of wildlife-based tourism and environmental education Repair of existing birdwatching platform, new small platform and signs The largest intact mangrove ecosystem in Grenada lies within the Woburn Clarkes Court Bay Marine Protected Area. The mangroves protect more than three miles of coastline from erosion and critical […]

December 2020

Islanders keep conservation going through a pandemic

I don’t have to tell you how strange and scary this year has been. I hope you and yours are safe and well. I’m happy to report that Seacology has weathered the dangers and uncertainties of 2020 surprisingly well. Many of our existing island conservation projects have made good progress, and we launched 19 new […]

November 2020

Protecting the Cook Islands’ Sacred Ocean

The Cook Islands is a nation of vastly more water than land. An expanse of ocean approximately the size of Mexico surrounds the small, scattered islands, some home to no more than a few dozen residents. Beneath the water’s surface is a rich ecosystem, filled with endangered turtles, 22 kinds of whales, and vibrant coral […]

June 2020

Mangroves–and coastal women–thrive in Sri Lanka

Seacology’s first nationwide project wraps up after five-year partnership By Karen Peterson Senior Manager for Special Initiatives Mangrove forests–those dense tangles of trees with their distinctive stilt-like roots, rising from brackish coastal waters–have become the focus of many conservation efforts. Healthy mangrove ecosystems provide immense benefits: They protect coastal communities from damaging wind and waves, […]