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Eco Projects

Diving Blues is proud to support these Eco friendly and conservation projects. Click on the links to find out more and how you can help.

Shark Trust

http://www.sharktrust.org/

The Shark Trust is the UK charity for shark conservation. The Trust works to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action.

The Shark Alliance

http://www.sharkalliance.org

The Shark Alliance is a not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organisations
dedicated to restoring and conserving shark populations by improving European
fishing policy. Because of the influence of Europe in global fisheries and the
importance of sharks in ocean ecosystems, these efforts have the potential to
enhance the health of the marine environment in Europe and around the world. 

Project AWARE

Help Give Sharks A Fighting Chance - Sign the Petition

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1712&ea.campaign.id=10783

You can join tens of thousands of AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection. Sign the petition and urge your friends and colleagues to do the same.

Shark populations are devastated by overexploitation, including targeted fishing, bycatch and finning. Together, we’re gaining the attention of policymakers worldwide. We’re closing loopholes in existing global shark management policies and insisting on full protections for endangered and critically endangered sharks.

International Program on the State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.

http://www.stateoftheocean.org/ipso-2011-workshop-summary.cfm

Every sea and ocean on our planet is part of one, global Ocean. This Ocean is like the earth's circulatory system: it performs numerous vital functions which make the planet habitable and we cannot survive without it. Currently, the Ocean is in a critical state of health. If it continues to decline, it will reach a point where it can no longer function effectively and our planet will be unable to sustain the ecosystems that support humankind.

Climate change is the biggest single threat to our Ocean's health, but it's not the only one. If the Ocean is to continue functioning at a level capable of sustaining life as we know it, we need to tackle climate change and alleviate the other pressures we exert upon it.

IPSO's unique consortium of scientists and other Ocean experts — including those from the legal, communications and political arenas — identify the current problems, project the future outcomes of these problems and develop workable solutions to alter the trajectory of degradation.

Everything that IPSO does, it does to preserve our Ocean so that life as we know it can continue.

Coral Reef Alliance 

Working Together to keep Coral Reef Alive

http://www.coral.org/

Welcome to the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), the only international organisation working exclusively to save coral reefs. CORAL provides education, tools, and inspiration to help local communities become passionate environmental stewards for the reefs. Together we develop managed marine protected areas and sustainable businesses to benefit coral reefs and people.

Stop Shark Finning

http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/

Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being "harvested" in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian "delicacy".