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The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is a global fellowship of professional storytellers focused on conservation impact.
Beqa Adventure Divers blog is probably the most informative blog I know when it comes to topics all around sharks! An absolute must-read for shark lovers and scientists alike!
Founded by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, SeaLegacy is on a mission to create healthy and abundant oceans for us, and for the planet. Among the best visual storytellers out there.
Check out the page of the IUCN shark specialist group for tons of information about sharks, rays, skates, and chimaeras!
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change.
Our planet is in trouble – no doubt. While we are the cause of anthropogenic climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation, overfishing, habitat destruction, and pollution, which are also the solution. Visit the Our Planet page and learn how to help!
A Scuba Diver movement, especially concentrating on sharks in peril and trash in our oceans. Every diver can help to solve the problems and take as much trash as possible on every dive. Plastic bags cover corals or kill turtles and other marine life that mistakes them for food, like jellyfish. It’s OUR trash, so let’s find a way to clean it up!
The Shepherds of our oceans! Not only talking but also taking action against the exploitation of the seas. Since its founding by Paul Watson in 1977, it has drawn public attention to the problems and (over-)exploitation of sea creatures by various campaigns and directly affected political decision-making.
An excellent source for information on all topics concerning our oceans. The publications are constantly updated, so you can see this page as kind of a gathering of all information available and put into easy texts that anyone can understand. Give it a try – it’s highly interesting, and you might be surprised!
The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates films and other media to raise awareness and encourage people to protect the oceans. Its executive Director Loui Psihoyos is a renowned photographer and filmmaker all around the world and produces some extraordinary footage. Film examples are THE COVE and RACING EXTINCTION!
Participate in a Reef Check program and contribute to the gathering of scientific data to determine the health of coral reefs worldwide. Coral reefs in all oceans are threatened by the impact we humans have on this planet, such as overfishing, acidification by greenhouse gases like CO2, pollution, and habitat destruction. Be a part of it and dive to record!
For those of you interested in knowing what animals are listed on which appendixes. Very interesting and sad at the same time. Which species are facing extinction? Which ones have we lost already? If animals are listed on Appendix II their trade is highly regulated, and the 120 governments that are members of CITES need to prove the sustainability of their trade. If listed on Appendix I trade of any parts of these animals is completely prohibited.
The ZMT concentrates on tropical coastal ecosystems and dedicates itself to the protection, investigation and better understanding of these ecosystems. The ZMT has research bonds with other institutes all around the world aiming at a high scientific exchange and thus maximizing protection effort and sustainable use.
The Red Sea Environmental Center promotes coral reef research, education, and conservation at the Red Sea. RSEC runs a field station for marine science and marine conservation on the southeast coast of the Sinai in Dahab. It’s a great opportunity for everyone interested in the broad field of marine biology to participate in Reef Check programs and learn more about corals, fish, and the ecosystem of coral reefs.
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