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The Reef-World Foundation has been selected for The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led companies to ‘escape to’ in 2022!  Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, The Reef-World Foundation has ranked number 6 globally thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment – ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Oddbox, OLIO, Too Good To Go, Moving Worlds and more. The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder:…

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Two of the world’s most respected marine-focused organizations – PADI® and SeaLegacy – have joined forces to accelerate much-needed ocean protection. The first initiative of this multi-year collaboration kicks off this month, with a grassroots campaign developed to spark immediate and meaningful change for our blue planet. Image copyright: Cristina Mittermeier The Role of 30×30 in Advancing Ocean Conservation Scientific research indicates that protecting at least 30% of the global ocean by 2030 (i.e. 30×30) is critical to restore the health of the ocean, reverse existing adverse impacts, increase resilience to climate change, and sustain ecosystem services to humanity. But despite the clear need for…

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China’s distant water fleet ­– by far the world’s largest – is rife with human rights abuses and illegal fishing, and targets endangered and protected marine life across the world’s ocean, EJF’s new report reveals. In the most comprehensive analysis of the fleet to date, EJF shows that China’s state subsidies have allowed the grossly overcapacity fleet to exploit the waters of developing nations that rely on marine resources for livelihoods and food security. This destruction is enabled by the often total lack of transparency across global fisheries, says EJF, and to prevent it, all nations must implement freely available, cost-effective measures…

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New Chapter in Operation Milagro Gives Vaquita Improved Chance For Survival First in San Felipe, then days later in Mexico City, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and the Mexican Navy demonstrated the enhanced Operation Milagro partnership that is giving the vaquita, the world’s most endangered cetacean, a significantly improved chance for survival. Operation Milagro is a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) initiative aimed at collaborating with the members of the Intergovernmental Group (GIS) led by the Secretary of the Navy, under the protection of the current collaboration agreement. Since 2015, Sea Shepherd has worked with Mexican authorities and leading researchers to…

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Sustainable Travel International launched a new online carbon footprint calculator that promotes climate-friendly travel by enabling users to measure and offset their travel emissions. This new tool is designed specifically for travel activities including commercial and charter flights, vehicles, cruises, liveaboards, and yachts. For the past two decades, Sustainable Travel International has fostered environmentally and socially responsible travel, working in more than 100 destinations and engaging governments, companies, and consumers in sustainable practices. Sustainable Travel International is recognized as a leading organization for climate action in tourism, having supported more than 50,000 travelers and businesses in mitigating their carbon footprint and being…

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will conduct a press conference Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 pm Central Mexico Time, 5:00 pm EST with updates about Operation Milagro, our ongoing campaign to prevent the extinction of the world’s most endangered marine mammal – the vaquita porpoise. Sign up HERE to attend this live briefing. Operation Milagro is a partnership between six agencies of the Mexican government and led by the Navy of Mexico and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Since 2015, Sea Shepherd has worked with Mexican authorities and leading researchers to protect the vaquita by preventing and removing illegal fishing gear inside the Vaquita Refuge – a UNESCO-recognized…

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Insurance company Hydor has ended its contract with a fleet of vessels that were discovered fishing illegally across the Atlantic by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Without insurance, the fleet operators are at risk of severe financial losses. Oceana, who worked with EJF to warn Hydor about its unwitting association with an illegal fleet, says that other insurers should follow suit to tighten the net and make illegal fishing untenable. The fleet was blacklisted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) late last year, after having been discovered engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) tuna fishing. The operator took…

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For the Ocean Sea Shepherd Education is about connecting teachers, students and future ocean warriors with the work Sea Shepherd is undertaking globally to defend the ocean ecosystem. Providing learning resources, access to our online learning platform, sharing information how you can help to protect the ocean, as well as some fun activities. The ocean is under threat from overfishing, illegal fishing activity, poaching of key species like sharks, ocean pollution and climate change. Sea Shepherd Education shares firsthand experience from our direct action campaigns, to create a better understanding of the issues and the urgent need to take action…

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Solubag – Dissolve bags in 5 seconds, not 500 years. Start today to save tomorrow. Solubag is a global group of companies comprised of Chilean managing partner researchers who have received international investor support for this innovative development, which represents a great solution to the serious problem of plastic and its waste. Its operations are intended to market in America, Europe, and Africa in the first step, before expanding to the global level. We currently have over 20 collaborators working on the best development of this technology to make the world a better place because we are convinced… We must…

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