Seacology News: June 2011 Archives

New Seacology Projects!


Seacology's Board of Directors recently approved seven new island conservation projects. Our work can now be found on 120 islands in 45 countries around the world, protecting over 1.9 million acres of coral reef, mangroves, rainforests, and other island ecosystems. Below are brief summaries of our new projects; stay tuned for more photos and details in the future.


Indonesia - Misool Area, Raja Ampat

Community building in support of a 40,300 hectare (99,583 acre) no-take marine area.


Indonesia - Pelilit Village, Nusa Penida Island, Bali

Funding for planting 33,900 tree saplings and construction of a turtle guard post in exchange for the creation of 33.5 hectares (83 acres) of "no-take" forest and a one-half hectare (1.2 acre) "no-take" turtle-nesting beach.

Jamaica - Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary

Establishing a furnished field office and providing equipment for the enforcement of the 150 acre Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary.

Mexico - Isla Natividad, Baja California

Cabin for ecotourists, surfers, and scuba divers, in exchange for the protection of a 1,120 acre protected area, including three islets.

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Above, Black vented shearwaters off the coast of Isla Natividad. 85% of the world's population of these birds nests on the island. 


Papua New Guinea - Wanang Community, Papua New Guinea

Permanent classroom facility in exchange for the expansion of a community conservation area from 1,100 hectares (2,718 acres) to 2,200 hectares (5,436 acres) for a minimum duration of 25 years.


Philippines - Barangay Malhiao, Municipality of Badian, Cebu Province

Boardwalk and viewing deck in support of a 73 hectare (180 acre) mangrove area.


Tanzania - Bumbwini-Mkokotoni Bay, on Unguja Island, Zanzibar

Alternative livelihood and mangrove planting in support of the conservation and protection of 610 hectares (1,507 acres) of mangroves for a minimum duration of 14 years. 

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Above, a community member in the local mangrove on Unguja Island in Zanzibar. 

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