Foundations & Societies


Amazon Watch. Supporting Indigenous people. Protecting the Amazon.

Focused in the nations of Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru, Amazon Watch seeks to protect Indigenous people from habitat destruction, degradation, and the exploitation of valuable natural resources found in the Amazon rainforest that native communities depend on to live. In partnership with communities, NGO's, concerned shareholders and citizens, Amazon Watch works to build local capacity and long-term protection of Indigenous lands. Through media exposure, legal action, and the like, this organization aims to pursuade governments, corporations and financial institutions to honor the rights of Indigenous populations. Finally, Amazon Watch aims to empower native Amazon communities to use their collective voice to advance their own visions for their territories, and safeguard areas and human settlements threatened by large scale development. 

Visit Amazon Watch today: http://amazonwatch.org/


International SeaKeepers Society

Offering a wealth of publications and reports dealing with some of the most current and pressing ocean issues. Click here to find ways how you can help or join this unique network today:  http://www.seakeepers.org/ocean-issues.php

Ocean Geographic Society

 An extention of the National Geographic Society focusing their attention and efforts on Ocean conservation. There are multiple ways you can gain information on ocean wildlife and the most pressing issues surrounding our oceans. http://www.ogsociety.org/

 

The sealliance (Sylviaearlealliance)

 A highly informative and innovative website representing the Dr. Sylvia Earle conglomerate movement towards safeguarding our living oceans.

Dr.Earle has been a major figure and pioneer in ocean exploration and conservation for many years, and she is still one of the top leaders and communicators of ocean preservation and restoration today. This website is unique, offering a look into our blue planet's "hope spots". The latter are areas rich in significance and importance to maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems, and they need special protection. Please visit The sea Alliance to help Dr. Sylvia Earle in her quest to save the oceans! http://www.sylviaearlealliance.org/


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: for a world without hunger

"The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department" section of this website offers publications, news, and reports.  http://www.fao.org/fishery/en

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature's Shark Specialist Group (SSC)

A collective effort of over 160 individuals researching in the fields of shark biology, conservation management, and fisheries working to ensure to sustainable use and conservation of all shark, rays, and Chimearas. To find our more: http://www.iucnssg.org/index.php/index

 

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

AIMS is specialized in tropical marine science. With its research institutes working to investigate a broad range of marine environment issues, AIMS is committed to protecting Australia's pristine marine resources. http://www.aims.gov.au/index.html

 

Ocean Alliance

Focused on the protection of whales, but also works to protect all marine life. They study the human impacts on the ocean. They work to inform the public about the marine environment through research and ocean expeditions. http://www.oceanalliance.org/

 

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)

A marine wildlife organization, working on an international level to protect marine wildlife and end the illegal slaughter of species of whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, etc. An innovative entity, SSCS take action to expose critical issues and are very effective in gaining world attention by enforcing environmental law on the high seas.http://www.seashepherd.org/

 

Ocean Futures Society

Led by Jean Michel Cousteau, son of the ocean pioneer Jacques Yves Cousteau. This organization celebrates the ocean while motivating the world to recognize the connection between humans and the sea. The website includes programs for children to get involved in ocean conservation. http://www.oceanfutures.org





Did you know?

Ocean 'Gyres' are networks of currents that move around the planet circulating water.

An ocean Gyre is formed from a web of currents influenced by wind and the rotation of earth.

The result is a slow-moving whirlpool system of water covering huge patches of ocean and capable of accumulating an immeasurable amount of rubbish.

Debris gets caught in the cycle and flows towards the centre of the spinning Gyre.

There are 5 major oceanic 'Gyres' in the world collecting decades of garbage from every corner of the globe.

Ocean Gyres may be far out at sea, but they are exposing the harsh realities of ocean pollution; and world pollution.

Please be aware of your consumption of disposable plastics and materials that will never degrade from our planet. The ocean cannot carry the weight of our waste forever.

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