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

 

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Read about all the latest developments in the global underwater conservancy movement.

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Feb. 13/12

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Project AWARE was pondering the many ways we love you - the passionate ocean advocate. We're so thrilled to be partners with you in this global movement to protect the ocean. We realize that the ocean loves and provides for us in so many ways too. This year, why not express our love for the ocean on Valentine's Day?

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Feb. 10/12

The Mediterranean Sea is a “key pillar” for the development of the countries in the region, a senior United Nations official said today, warning that continued degradation of the aquatic environment could put its entire ecology at risk.

The call came as delegates from 22 Mediterranean and European Union countries brought their three-day meeting on safeguarding and promoting a clean and healthy Mediterranean environment to a close in Paris.

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Feb. 09/12

If you own, manage or work for a PADI Dive Center and you're reading this post, then we can probably agree on a couple of things about you:

1. You're extremely busy and you work hard.

2. You care about ocean protection. A healthy ocean is key to your business and your lifestyle.

Today, the 100% AWARE campaign went global, making it easier than ever to put the ocean at the heart of your business and fund critical conservation initiatives too.

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Feb. 01/12

During 2011, Brendon Sing worked his way across Asia, speaking with international schools, national environmental conferences and learning institutes about the importance of shark species, why they’re in trouble and what we can do about it.

In October 2011, after visiting many schools in Bangkok and Thailand, Brendon Sing embarked in a UK Tour and launched his Shark Guardian campaign in the UK.

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Jan. 30/12

Project AWARE celebrates the recent shark finning ban for Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama waters and also but also on all vessels that fly their flags.

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Jan. 03/12

Project AWARE welcomes the inclusion, for the first time, of species of sharks and rays in the Spanish List of Wild Species under Special Protection (Listado de Especies Silvestres en Régimen de Protección Especial, in Spanish).

On 23 February 2011, the Spanish Official State Gazette published Royal Decree Nº139/2011, developing the List of Wild Species under Special Protection and the Spanish Catalog of Threatened Species. MORE

 

Recently, I delivered the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course to a group of divers from Dive Centre Manly. For our dives we headed to Magic Point in south Sydney, a recognised grey nurse shark aggregation.

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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. 13/12

Manta rays are so popular with divers and snorkelers that a single animal can 'earn' more than US$ 1 million over its lifetime for local eco-tourism, according to a new report issued by the Manta Ray of Hope Project. MORE

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. 12/12

Today, the Obama Administration released a National Ocean Policy action plan to address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. MORE

Jan. 10/12

Shark's fin products will no longer be sold at over 100 FairPrice outlets by the end of March this year.

The retailer will cease selling shark's fin products at all its retail outlets, which include FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, Cheers and FairPrice Xpress petrol stations, and FairPrice Online.

NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng told TODAY that it has been looking into the area of shark's fin products for the last few months, "in our commitment to be a socially responsible retailer."

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