• 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 […]


  • January 2019

    First Dominican Republic projects officially launch

    Thanks to three new Seacology projects in the Dominican Republic, visitors now have the chance to kayak through a beautiful lagoon, see fantastic bird life, or stroll on a boardwalk through a mangrove forest. And local youth are finding new, sustainable livelihoods by guiding tourists. In January, Seacology leaders met with our partners in the […]


  • December 2018

    2018: A big year for islands

    Thanks to the backing of supporters like you, 2018 was a particularly eventful and successful year for Seacology. Here are a few highlights of our work to protect island ecosystems and communities around the world: We launched 18 new projects, including our first ever in Uruguay. We announced our 300th project in June and have […]


  • October 2018

    Dominican Republic’s Patricia Lamelas named 2018 Seacology Prize winner

    We’re excited to announce that Patricia Lamelas, a longtime environmentalist from the Dominican Republic, will be the recipient of the 2018 Seacology Prize! Lamelas has worked with the nonprofit CEBSE, the Center for the Conservation and Eco-Development of Samaná Bay and Surroundings, for more than 25 years. Her voice has been influential in the movement to conserve the rapidly […]


  • September 2018

    Seacology project wins United Nations climate change award

    We’re very excited to announce that Seacology’s nationwide mangrove conservation project in Sri Lanka has been named a winner in the 2018 Momentum for Change climate action awards! Momentum for Change is an initiative under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, seeking innovative solutions to the challenges posed by a changing climate. Our […]


  • August 2018

    Training center for disadvantaged Sri Lankan women opens

    Seacology recently celebrated the opening of a new training center in Sri Lanka’s north. We’ve produced a short video showing how the facility will further our project’s twin goals of mangrove conservation and fostering economic opportunity for some of Sri Lanka’s poorest citizens. The training center was built with funding from the Global Resilience Partnership […]


  • August 2018

    Virtual tour of 10 current Seacology projects

    From Fiji to Malaysia to our first projects in the Dominican Republic, it’s been a busy few months in our mission to protect island habitats around the world. Communities are making lot of progress, which you can see for yourself in this video recap. It highlights 10 ongoing projects in eight countries, with new footage […]


  • August 2018

    Join us for the 2018 Seacology Prize Ceremony, October 4

    Please mark Thursday, October 4th on your calendar for the 2018 Seacology Prize Ceremony, a free event at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. Join us to celebrate the courage of an islander who’s taken extraordinary action to safeguard marine and terrestrial island environments. The winner, a grassroots hero to be announced prior to […]


  • June 2018

    A milestone: 300 island projects!

    Last week, Seacology approved nine new projects, bringing our total above 300. We’re excited  not only because we hit an impressive number, but because these are great new partnerships with island communities. They will help to protect nearly 45,000 acres of sensitive habitat and will provide much-needed infrastructure and other community needs. Bangladesh: Sonadia Island […]


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