Where in the world are Seacology's projects?

I often find myself out of the loop, popular culture-wise. I don't have television, didn't know what Pink Berry was until recently, and still have no idea who "Jamie Lynn" is (other than she is on all the covers of grocery aisle magazines). So when I was looking for a reference to Vanuatu on the internet, where Seacology is about to launch two new projects (on Maewo and Moso islands), I was shocked to read that there was a Survivor series there. Not only that--Seacology has projects in nine of the sixteen countries deemed remote and exotic enough to merit a full season of reality TV. (These are Australia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Malaysia, Micronesia, Palau, Thailand, and Vanuatu.)

What fascinated me is that this television series--which has similar shows in nine other countries--is giving attention to these remote places. Of the 42 countries in which Seacology has projects, the United Nations classifies 37 as Developing or Least Developed. Seacology is working where people have the most trouble refusing the tempting offers of developers and keeping poachers away from critically endangered Leatherback turtles.

So just where are Seacology's projects?

We have launched projects on 96 different islands and we distinguish them by region. You can find the above map of our projects on Seacology's website.

Caribbean/Latin America - Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, U.S. Virgin Islands
Eastern Atlantic/Mediterranean - Cape Verde Islands, Madeira, Principe
Indian Ocean - Andaman Islands, India, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Micronesia - Chuuk, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Yap
North Atlantic - Iceland
Pacific Northwest - Alaska, California
Pacific Ocean - Galapagos, Hawai'i, Mexico, Taiwan
Polynesia/Melanesia - American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu
Southeast Asia - China, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

So I may not know who wins Survivor's upcoming Micronesia season, but I am happy that the show is at least providing a geography lesson for viewers--and that I work for an organization that is affecting the very neediest of environments.



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