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Seacology – An islander’s dream

Written by: Suba Subramanium

Seacology – an islander’s dream.

Seacology is the world's premier nonprofit environmental organization aiming at preserving the endangered biodiversity of islands throughout the world.

The extinction of the world’s plants and animals take place on islands at an unprecedented rate and is considered as one of the swiftest and most profound biological catastrophes according to biologists. And this is where Seacology steps in.

Seacology focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world. It seeks out for win-win situations where the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit too.

Islanders are more often than not are faced with a critical situation of choosing between protecting their natural resources, and economic development. Here’s what Seacology did in Samoa and Indonesia.

  • In Falealupo Island, Samoa, Seacology built a much needed school in exchange for establishing a 30,000-acre forest reserve.
  • In Ensem, Indonesia, Seacology constructed a medical clinic in support of a 60,958-acre rainforest reserve.
Environmental issues cannot be restricted to only organizations. The common man has a role too in protecting the land where he lives.

  • When choosing an island vacation destination, vacation at a true eco-resort, ask detailed questions about an establishment's environmental efforts before making a reservations.
  • When scuba diving or snorkeling, do not touch anything. Coral reefs are extremely fragile and take a long time to grow.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by driving less and reducing energy for Islands are particularly susceptible to the ill effects of global warming.
Seacology has projects in 46 countries and on 109 islands worldwide. It preserves the environment and culture of islands throughout the world on the generosity of donors.

Seacology arranges ‘Ecotourism Adventures’ for the adventurous and the concerned. Seacology expeditions are one-of-a-kind which brings its supporters face-to-face with the island habitats that their projects protect and the island communities that they work closely with. The expeditions combine land and sea based activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking and kayaking with fascinating visits to Seacology project sites. If you would like to join an expedition here’s where to look - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Seacology expeditions are extremely limited and a donation of $1,000 is requested from the participants in addition to the cost of the trip. Here’s a chance to enjoy yourself and protect the environment. Just to get you interested, Seacology had arranged an expedition to Seychelles in June 2009 and to Madagascar in May 2008.

Seacology’s ever-expanding list of projects shows that they are indeed making a difference in protecting threatened island biodiversity throughout the world.

No one can change the world all at once, but working together can make a difference, become part of the Seacology team that is working to save our planet one island village at a time.

Donate generously; it is the least we can do to save our planet for the future generation.

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