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Read about all the latest developments in the ocean protection movement.

 

AWARE Updates

Jan. 24/12

After seven years of unlimited dedication and leadership, Jenny Miller Garmendia, current Executive Director of Project AWARE Foundation, is leaving her position to resume her research and work in marine policy.

For the past seven years, Jenny led the Foundation through major growth and restructuring. Her accomplishments include the launching of the new Project AWARE in 2011 and a major initiative to engage the global tribe of divers in protecting the ocean planet.

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Jan. 23/12

Asked to imagine paradise many divers think of clear, tropical waters teeming with marine life. Throw in some big sharks to get the adrenaline going and we are in diver heaven.

Well there is no need to dream: divers can find their dive paradise in Australia’s Coral Sea, one of the last remaining places where large marine life is still found in abundance.

So it is extraordinary that a proposed new marine park fails to protect over half of the Coral Sea and leaves 90 percent of its coral reefs open to some form of fishing.  

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Jan. 23/12

Overfishing. Finning. Endangered. These are all words that we should not have to associate with global shark species.

“Accumulating science tells us that sharks are critical components to healthy and thriving marine ecosystems,” says Roger McManus, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Project AWARE board member.

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Jan. 23/12

Are you ready to take action in 2012 to support shark conservation and marine debris free oceans?

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year , Year of the Dragon or rather Sea Dragon for us Ocean lovers, we bring you a round-up of some of the Project AWARE events, campaigns and activities you can attend, support and participate in throughout 2012!

Mark Your Calendar

What better way to start off a New Year than by getting organized and plan for a year full of conservation successes?

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Jan. 18/12

Paris, also known as the capital of love, was the perfect location to share our passion for ocean protection! And believe me love was definitely in the air from 13 to 16 January at the International PARIS Dive Show 2012!

From a Wedding sponsored by PADI to spreading the shark love, the Paris Dive Show was a huge success! MORE
Jan. 05/12

Everyday divers can be ocean heroes too. The next time you complete a PADI certification course (or replace a lost certification card) you can become an ocean hero in one simple step: make a small donation to select the Project AWARE version of your card.

What happens next? You get a cool picture card to show off your support and 100 percent of your donation supports Project AWARE ocean initiatives to protect the places you love to dive.

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Dec. 21/11

When we step back and think about how much we have achieved this year, we realise that none of it would have been possible without support and dedication from you and the awe inspiring diving community.

We are so grateful for your commitment to saving the ocean planet, and on behalf of all of us, the Board of Directors, Project AWARE staff and of course the ocean we are working to protect, a big THANK YOU.

Throughout the last year, working side by side with you, we have:

  • Removed vast amounts of MORE
Dec. 14/11

For the past few months, we’ve observed how the new Dive Against Debris program is fairing with you, our fearless AWARE divers. We’ve been asking questions about the underwater data you reported and surveying divers to ultimately improve the program.

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Dec. 14/11

Fourth Element have teamed up with Project AWARE to create some funky new T-shirts that will not only show off your passion for life in the water but will also show off your support for all that lives in the water too.

Fourth Element’s love and passion for protecting the ocean came from years of diving and being inspired by what they saw beneath the sea.  That inspiration led to the desire to protect the source of their and all divers enjoyment.

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Dec. 13/11

Pledge your ongoing commitment to ocean protection and go 100% AWARE in 2012.

Project AWARE is launching a new partnership programme to help PADI Dive Centres integrate ocean protection priorities into their business and fund critical conservation initiatives at the same time.

Beginning January 2012, dive centres and resorts taking part in the programme will ensure all of their student divers receive the Project AWARE version of their PADI certification card.

100% AWARE donations will target protection for the world’s m MORE