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Every year, we countdown to Earth Hour, the biggest environmental movement in the world. Started in 2007 by WWF and partners, it was a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney to call attention to climate change. Now, millions of people worldwide participate by taking one iconic action together: switching off the lights. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, it continues to be a symbol of hope, unity and a commitment to protect nature. This year’s Earth Hour is March 27th at 8:30pm your local time. READ 8 GREAT WHITE Ways for Eco-Divers to Spend Earth Hour at Home With over…

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The new National Geographic Disney+ original series, executive produced by James Cameron, takes audiences deep into the heart of whale culture, allowing them to witness the remarkable communication abilities and complex social systems of five distinct whale species. This amazing, revealing, and emotional tale, told by Sigourney Weaver and featuring the extensive knowledge and expertise of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, is an epic, revealing, and emotional story that very few have been fortunate enough to witness; until now. Showings – select to order tickets: Available March 25, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Watch now in our online…

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We’re hosting an Earth Day inspired Virtual Open Day on Saturday 24 April 2021! In honour of Earth Day this April, we’ll be focusing on the importance of sustainability. There is no plan(et) B, so join us to hear more about the many ways you can be part of the solution. We will be joined by experts in the fields of sustainable wildlife conservation and ethical community development, staff, and past volunteers, all of whom will be sharing their experiences and answering your questions. Saturday 24th April 20211 pm – 4 pm (London time, GMT+1) Zoom (link will be sent to all those who sign…

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“Can you turn off the cameras” Seaspiracy by Netflix investigates the global fishing industry, debating the notions of sustainable fishing and demonstrating how human activities have resulted in widespread environmental degradation. This film will forever change the way we think and behave about ocean conservation. It’s past time for us to concentrate our environmental and ethical issues on our oceans and their inhabitants. This is a new age in terms of how we handle the planet’s most significant ecosystem. “If you want to address climate change, the first thing you do is protect the ocean. And, the solution to that…

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Join us for another Virtual Open Day on Saturday the 20th of March 2021! This time around, in honour of Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’ll be focusing on gender equality. As such, we will be joined by different female experts, staff, and past volunteers to answer your questions and talk about their experiences. Talks and presentations on the day will cover our conservation and community development focused programs, as well as GVI’s impact, career development, volunteering with GVI, our mission, our goals and our online courses. Specifically, our field staff from Thailand and…

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Dive in with Liz and Sylvia on February 11, 2021 with guest Carl Safina. Presented by Ocean Elders Carl Safina is an ecologist and award-winning author of nonfiction books and other writings about the human relationship with the natural world. His books include Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace; Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel; Song for the Blue Ocean; Eye of the Albatross; The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World; and others. He is the founding president of the Safina Center, and is the inaugural holder of…

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Rob in Florida in 2016 filming shark tagging. Photo credit: Frank Gibson @fgibsonphoto We honour Rob Stewart this past weekend: the shark activist, biologist, author and filmmaker behind Sharkwater, Revolt, and Extinction of Sharkwater on the anniversary of his untimely death. “Since Sharkwater released, more than 100 countries have banned shark finning and 41 countries have banned shark finning, fishing or the shark fin trade entirely, I think the world affects everybody. It’s just how much, how high, and in what way. And the more people become educated, the more they change the world in a positive direction. 7 Billion…

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Free newsletter Baleen is focused on sharing the stories that matter A new free newsletter has launched to help people keep up with the latest news making an impact in the conservation world. Baleen will filter the latest sustainability and conservation news to share the stories that matter. The first issue answers the question “why would an octopus punch a fish?” as well as sharing some shocking news about eels and a surprising story about shrunken testicles! Issue two, out today (25 January 2021), has some good news for an injured sea lion, some bad news for sharks, a particularly strange-looking new…

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Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship.  As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides working around the world – including Brazil, the Philippines, Egypt, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey – have received their certificate proving their status as a Green Fins certified dive guide. Yet, thanks to funding from Reef-World’s partner Paralenz, 149 more scuba diving guides will be able to receive their Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course environmental certification. Dive…

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“Ocean Adventures with Cory” is a children’s storybook that takes you on an adventure around the coral reef ecosystem. This is the first edition and we can’t wait to share more stories about coral reefs in the next months to come! For every 15 USD spent , you will receive 1 personal digital copy plus 1 paperback copy which we will provide to the local children that have no access to the internet in the Philippines to read this book. We are targeting 250 kids beneficiaries in North Mindanao and Negros Oriental and we hope to reach more coastal communities! Support us…

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