OCEAN CONSERVATION PARTNERS
Search Scuba proudly supports these oceanic non-profit organizations that are committed to protecting the reefs and sea life around the world from pollutants, climate change, and overfishing. We invite you to learn more, follow their projects, and provide financial support to these worthy organizations. Together, we can ensure the breathtaking wonders of our oceans are preserved for generations to come.
Originally founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) has grown from a small, grassroots alliance into a world-renowned organization with a history of successfully working with local communities around the world to protect their coral reefs. In our focal regions of Fiji, Indonesia, Honduras, and the Hawaiian Islands, we have protected reefs through interventions that align the respective social, cultural, and economic needs of each community and by empowering local leaders.
Despite recent declines in coral reef health vastly due to climate change, research shows that corals can adapt if certain conditions are met. To promote their ability to adapt, CORAL works to reduce local threats to reefs like overfishing, water pollution, and habitat destruction. We take a holistic, integrated approach throughout all marine and coastal ecosystems, the surrounding watersheds, and the communities that depend on them. We specialize in uniting diverse stakeholders and partners to adopt practices and behaviors that help restore and protect coral reef ecosystems for generations to come.
CORAL is now combining our cutting-edge science with 25 years’ experience in community-driven conservation to create Adaptive Reefscapes—networks of healthy reefs that can adapt to climate change. Our Adaptive Reefscapes blueprint is designed to be replicable and scalable. We aim to maximize our global impact by inspiring others to follow this approach. Our goal is to ensure that coral reefs survive climate change by implementing at least 45 Adaptive Reefscapes across the globe by 2045.
SaveNature.Org is dedicated to creating global partnerships to inspire broad based participation in the conservation of biological diversity through ecosystem protection worldwide. SaveNature.Org works in partnership with schools, universities, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, natural history museums and science centers worldwide to protect wildlife in nature. SaveNature.Org has sponsored over a dozen conservation projects, protecting more than 14 million acres of habitat around the world. Presently SaveNature.Org has raised more than $4.7 million to purchase and protect coral reefs, rainforests and desert ecosystems.
SaveNature.Org created the Adopt A Reef® program to raise funds for the preservation of threatened and endangered coral reefs around the world. SaveNature is working in the coral reefs of Palau, one of the most biological diverse ecosystems on Earth and Parque Nacional del Este in the Dominican Republic. Support of the Adopt A Reef® program will help to ensure survival of species as well as their surrounding marine ecosystems. Working with Scuba Search will keep wild oceans wild.
Founded in 1993, SaveNature.Org (SNO) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by connecting them to bio-diversity and discovering nature through hands-on educational programs. Our programs implement constructive social activities and inquiry-based techniques to encourage youth to discover their relationship to nature and build a sense of caring about the world around them. SaveNature.Org has developed one of the most successful educational outreach programs in the United States, teaching and impacting more than 526,780 children since 1998; presenting more than 800 programs annually.
The goal of SaveNature.Org is to nurture environmental literacy and good health, creating a population of people whose approach to their environment reflects responsibility, stewardship and commitment. To date SaveNature.Org works in partnership with 120 institutions and 2600 schools nation wide reaching more than 80 million children and adults. SaveNature.Org’s principle conviction is “the health of the individual determines the health of the earth.”
Since 1982, Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been a global leader protecting whales and dolphins and their ocean habitats. IMMP established Dolphin Safe tuna fishing practices and a monitoring program that now saves approximately 100,000 dolphins yearly. We rescued and released Keiko, star of Free Willy, and are working to create seaside sanctuaries where captive performing whales and dolphins can retire. We’re challenging dolphin slaughters in Japan, as documented in the Academy award-winning film, The Cove, commercial whaling, and the international trade of cetaceans for entertainment. We welcome your involvement and support to keep whales and dolphins wild and free!