Marine Conservation and Education Chronicle

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August 29, 2010

The goal of the Marine Conservation and Education Chronicle is to bring the top organizations and people in marine conservation together so you can find the marine conservation news, information, issues and actions that you want – in one convenient place.

Some of the contributors to the Marine Conservation and Education Chronicle include:

Project Aware Foundation
In partnership with scuba divers and water enthusiasts, Project AWARE conserves aquatic resources in more than 180 countries and territories of the world. Project AWARE Foundation works in partnership with divers and water enthusiasts to combat challenges facing underwater environments including:
Underwater Cleanups and Marine Debris Prevention
Coral Reef Conservation, Monitoring and Data Collection
Shark Education, Reporting and Conservation
Improved Management Policies and Marine Protection Efforts
Environmental Training for Divers and Education Programs for Kids

Founded 1989, Project AWARE was created by a group of environmental advocates at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), who were concerned about emerging threats to the underwater world. In 1992 Project AWARE Foundation became a separate nonprofit organization.

The Muskoka Foundation
The cutting edge vision of the Muskoka Foundation is to create a network of hundreds of modern day explorers, who are traveling in developing communities around the world, using what they know to do good as they go. This network can lead to a significant impact on the world we visit, supporting ocean conservation, reducing poverty and inspiring others to do the same. Unlike many of the ‘voluntourism’ type Gap Year programs, our global travelers are seasoned professionals such as doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs and consultants. The Muskoka Foundation provides this group of explorers with a framework, tools and partnerships, enabling them to carry out the positive activities on their trips.

The Muskoka Foundation believes that the real sustainable changes need to be brought about with full buy-in and collaboration with the local communities. This goes beyond teaching English, bringing blankets & pencils or carrying some concrete to help build a fence. What is so important in each of these locations is training of relevant skills and support of local talents that can translate into sustainable changes and community independence.

Ocean of Hope Foundation
Ocean of Hope Foundation is dedicated to restoring a healthy ocean through the creation of an entire generation of ocean stewards. Ocean of Hope Foundation is the first massive scale, grass roots organization that works directly with volunteer teams to effect Ocean conservation through education in classrooms around the world. OHF’s actions create results both today and far in the future.

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught. ~ Baba Dioum

By extensively using volunteerism and having no marketing overhead, OHF breaks the mold of the traditional non-profit and puts funds to use where they make the most difference. Domestically, OHF will visit 10,000 classrooms over the next 10 years; teaching and inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. Internationally, OHF supports schools in developing island nations by offering basic infrastructure needs such as generators and school supplies and providing training and support to local teachers on the subject of ocean conservation.

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