• November 2017

    Clean power returns to Borneo village

    Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, is shared by the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. It is home to diverse topography, one of the world’s oldest rainforests, and countless endemic species. (Orangutans!) Seacology has worked to protect habitats on the island since 2001, and this summer launched a project in the island’s Malaysian territory for […]

  • October 2017

    Gina Lopez accepts 2017 Seacology Prize

    “No matter how much money you have, no matter what intellectual or economic theory you have… if it’s not based on a deep foundation of caring and empathy, it’s just not going to work.” This was the message Gina Lopez gave the crowd after receiving the 2017 Seacology Prize. Fighting back tears, she wondered aloud […]

  • October 2017

    Gina Lopez, former Philippines environment secretary, wins Seacology Prize

    In recognition of her untiring environmental advocacy in the face of powerful opposition, Regina Paz (Gina) Lopez of the Philippines has been awarded the 2017 Seacology Prize. Seacology awards the $10,000 prize, now in its 27th year, to someone who has shown exceptional achievement in preserving island environments and culture. “Gina Lopez has shown the […]

  • August 2017

    Tonga sets example for effective local stewardship

    Seacology has worked with communities in the Kingdom of Tonga since 1999. The Polynesian archipelago, comprising 169 islands, provides a model for how local and national efforts to promote marine stewardship can work together. In 2006, Tonga’s environment ministry launched the Special Management Area (SMA) program. Under this model, the country has tried to strike […]

  • August 2017

    RSVP for the 2017 Seacology Prize Ceremony

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 6-9 p.m. The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 Each year, Seacology honors an islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environment and culture of one of the world’s more than 10,000 islands. Seacology will announce the identity of the 2017 Seacology Prize recipient—a conservation leader who has […]

  • August 2017

    Video tour of recent Seacology projects

    We invite you to take a virtual tour of twelve current and recent Seacology projects: 0:14 Mkwiro Village, Wasini Island, Kenya 0:45 San Salvador Island, Bahamas 1:15 Koldita Island, Chile 1:39 Orika, Isla Grande, Colombia 2:01 Berhampur Island, Chilika Lake, India 2:23 Minicoy Island, India 2:44 Webi Village, Middle Andaman Island, India 3:05 Nukubalavu, Vanua […]

  • July 2017

    Upcoming Bay Area events, volunteers needed

    We invite you to come talk island conservation with us at two events in the Bay Area: • On Sunday, September 10, we’ll participate in the Solano Stroll in our hometown of Berkeley. The annual block party brings hundreds of thousands of visitors together to get to know the neighborhood’s dozens of shops, restaurants, and […]

  • June 2017

    New projects include first in Ireland, Dominican Republic

    Seacology’s Board of Directors has approved 13 new projects, the most in a single meeting since 2005. These partnerships will help protect or restore more than 32,000 acres of island habitat in 10 countries. They include our first-ever projects in the Dominican Republic—three of them—and Ireland. They include our first new project in Malaysia in […]

  • June 2017

    Seacology remains committed to the fight against climate change

    Seacology works only with islands, which are especially vulnerable to climate change. We see, first-hand, the effects that climate change is already having on island communities:  bleached coral reefs, fewer fish, more violent storms, houses and schools lost to the rising sea. Like most national governments, a majority of state governments in the United States, […]

  • May 2017

    Sri Lanka project marks second anniversary

    Last week marked the second anniversary of the launch of the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project, and the progress over the first two years of this landmark effort has exceeded our expectations. Tens of thousands of acres of existing mangrove forests are now legally protected, hundreds of thousands of mangrove seedlings have been grown and […]

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