Picture of a boat on the ocean in Nairobi.

December 2017 – International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) – 32 General Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya

The 32nd ICRI General Meeting took place from the 7th to the 9th December 2017 at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya where The Reef-World Foundation as Members of ICRI were invited to present as part of ICRI Goal 4 – ‘Promote the deployment of mooring devices limiting the mechanical destruction of coral reefs and seagrasses.’

Picture of people at DEMA 2017.

November 2017 – The Reef-World Foundation dives into the waters of DEMA 2017

DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) took place in the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando Florida, from the 1st to the 4th of November. Reef-World’s representative, Klementina Dukoska, took the opportunity to discuss with dive, and related businesses, to create joint ocean solutions, through utilizing what is the only recognized standard for sustainable diving and snorkelling, Green Fins.

Pictures of Sam from Reef-World leading training for DENR coordinators.

November 2017- Philippines – DENR Green Fins Coordinator Training

Over the course of 2017, Reef-World has been working hard with DENR to form a national structure for Green Fins Philippines assessors under the new Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP), or as it is known locally ‘Agos ng buhay’. This work has been supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Picture of James Harvey from Reef-World talking at a workshop at MedPAN in Slovenia. Picture of delegates at the conference and a picture of the landscape in Slovenia.

December 2017 – MedPAN workshop in Slovenia

At the invitation of the Secretariat of the Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN), Reef-World representative James Harvey was invited to join the regional exchange workshop in Izola, Slovenia titled ‘MPAs facing pollution in the Mediterranean: thinking beyond boundaries’ that took place over 4 days (28 Nov. / 1st Dec. 2017).

Picture of a shoal of fish in the ocean.

Green Fins Launches IYOR 2018 Campaign

Whether you have a direct connection with the reefs as diver, dive guide or instructor, or those a couple of steps away from the sea as a training agency or dive equipment manufacturer, YOU CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. #GreenFinsIYOR2018 will cover four simple actions that the diving industry can take control over, allowing reefs to be the strongest they can be!