SEACOLOGY is an international environmental nonprofit organization that focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world.
Today, islands are home to more extinctions than all the continents on Earth. Seacology is an environmental organization working with island cultures globally to save the threatened habitats and endangered species of the world's islands.
In the last 400 years the majority of the world's plant and animal extinctions have taken place on islands, leading biologist Dr. Peter J. Bryant to call this unprecedented rate of species extinctions "one of the swiftest and most profound biological catastrophes in the history of the earth."
Seacology searches for WIN-WIN situations where both the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit for doing so. We have built many kindergartens, community centers, renewable energy generators and water delivery systems in exchange for the establishment of marine or forest reserves.
Seacology works on islands around the world to protect both the local environment and culture. We have more than 200 projects on 114 islands in 44 countries worldwide in the following regions:
Indigenous people are all too often faced with the dilemma of choosing between protecting their precious natural resources, and economic development. Seacology searches for win-win situations where both the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit for doing so... (more)
Seacology projects have saved:
159,312 acres of island terrestrial habitat
1,012,686 acres of coral reef and other marine habitat
Seacology has built or funded:
101 schools, community centers, water delivery systems and other critically needed facilities
34 scholarship programs, vital medical services and supplies, and other crucial support for island communities
Our expeditions are one-of-a-kind travel adventures which bring Seacology supporters face-to-face with the island habitats that our projects protect and the island communities that we work closely with. These trips combine land- and sea-based activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking and kayaking with fascinating visits to Seacology project sites. (more)
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