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

 

AWARE Updates

Jul. 02/15

On Wednesday 1st July, Team Labyrinth – Jase, Jo, James and Roxy – divers, sailors and film makers alike, premiered the first episode in a series of documentaries that they are producing to raise awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing our precious ocean planet. Voyage of the Labyrinth: Coral Island Clean Up showcases the impact of Dive Against Debris in working towards solutions to stop marine debris at the source.

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Jun. 22/15

I’m a firm believer in practising what I preach, so, as soon as the opportunity arose for me to complete the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty Course with B&J Diving, I jumped at the chance.

Already being in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysia International Dive Expo, it was a quick hop, skip and a jump across to Tioman Island.

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Jul. 01/15

The “most wonderful week of the year” – Discovery Channel’s Shark Week on July 5-12 – is almost here! Starting next week, shark lovers or haters and intrigued or fearful fans will be glued to their televisions for a chance to get a glimpse into the lives of these fascinating ocean predators. Are you ready?

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Jun. 22/15

A year after its establishment, members of the Marine Litter Action Network (MLAN) met again in London, UK, on June 8 to reflect on what the network had achieved during its first year, and discuss the way forward.

The anniversary event was an opportunity for Project AWARE and all participating members to catch up on various initiatives that emerged from working together as a network, as well as share the results of ongoing campaigns.

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Jun. 19/15

Last week, I was honored to represent Project AWARE at two different, yet complimentary, fora where the ocean future was at the heart of international exchanges on solutions to the many challenges our ocean is facing.

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Jun. 16/15

Do good, win big! Have you ever dreamed of taking a scuba dive expedition in an exotic destination? Now’s your chance…

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May. 26/15

When Project AWARE launched #MyOceanChallenge on Endangered Species Day, May 15, I decided to take on the challenge to help support a clean and healthy ocean.

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May. 19/15

Today, our partner, the Ocean Conservancy, has launched the 29th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) report which recognises the efforts of divers across the globe who have united to Dive Against Debris and contribute to the marine debris solution.

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Jun. 05/15

When I was a kid, our school used to run annual cleanups. It was always really fun. Firstly, we got to miss classes - yippee! But secondly - and more importantly - we discussed how we can protect the environment, we designed posters with messages, and talked about actions we could take to stop littering. I felt like I could take on the world and make it a better place.

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May. 07/15

As divers, we know that tackling two of the biggest threats facing our ocean – marine debris and over-exploitation of shark and ray species – is a real challenge, one that we must address together if we are to secure a brighter future for the ocean and its wildlife.

This Endangered Species Day, May 15, join us in recognizing the urgent conservation efforts needed to protect marine species by taking Project AWARE’s new My Ocean Challenge - a new, exciting way for you to fundraise to protect marine wildlife and their habitat.

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