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Month: November 2020

Divers underwater at Pulau Sipadan (Photo credit: Christian Loader)
Image of the ocean and shoreline in Antigua and Barbuda

Green Fins Antigua and Barbuda: the story so far

While each of the 11 active Green Fins countries are at a different stage on its sustainability journey, they often come across many similar challenges. Because of this, it’s helpful to share insights into Green Fins’ development around the world so different countries can learn from each other. Today, we’re learning about one of the … Read more

Plastic bottle washed up on the beach

New Green Fins Cleanup Guidelines Now Available

New guidelines for conducting environmentally friendly beach and underwater cleanups The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new Green Fins cleanup guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators organise and host environmentally friendly coastal cleanups. “We’ve been so impressed to see so many Green … Read more

10 Great Ways to Inspire your Guests to Protect the Ocean

As a Green Fins dive guide – and environmental role model – you are at the forefront of ocean conservation and play a vital role in helping your guests learn why it’s so important to protect the ocean and what they can do to help. But how on earth do you teach your guests to be better, more environmentally friendly divers? It’s much simpler than you might think!

The Sustainability Interview: Bubbles Dive Centre

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins – recently announced there was not one but three winners of the Green Fins Award 2020: Bubbles Dive Centre, Pulau Perhentian, Flora Bay Divers and Tioman Dive Centre. This Sustainability Interview series helps dive and snorkel operators learn about improvements they … Read more

BEYOND TOURISM CHALLENGE WIN TO DRIVE GLOBAL CONSERVATION IMPACT

IDB support to enable Green Fins Global Hub development and launch of Green Fins Costa Rica The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is thrilled to announce its Green Fins Global Hub proposal has been selected for project design under IDB Lab’s Beyond Tourism Challenge. This … Read more

Diving Dos and Don’ts: Impact Of Scuba Diving On Coral Reefs

Thanks to Donald Giddings, founder and editor in chief at Green Living Zone, for this guest blog post: Coral reefs are full of beautiful plants and animals that are truly one of a kind. Each year, people from all over the world flock to view the unique and beautiful ecosystems of coral reefs by scuba … Read more