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How prohibiting the sale and purchase of corals and shells eliminates the black-market economy and preserves ocean reefs

It’s tempting to pick up an attractive shell or piece of coral and place it somewhere in your home as a memento of your underwater adventures and constant reminder of your connection with the marine world. Pippa from iDiveblue explains the long-term consequences of removing marine life from our reefs.

Green Fins Malaysia: the story

When it comes to Green Fins, Malaysia is a leader in many ways: a relatively early adopter of the programme (initially in 2007), it was also the first country (along with Thailand) to have its own Assessor Trainers as well as the first (with Indonesia) to take part in a Green Fins Assessor Exchange programme. It’s also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the leader board of most environmental dive and snorkel operators. Read on to find out more…

Picture of a person collecting rubbish on a beach.

My First Beach Cleanup: Furaha’s Story

It’s not just Green Fins members who can benefit from the initiative’s knowledge, tools and resources. The Green Fins materials are available (for free) for members and non-members alike to use to reduce their environmental impact. Wife and mother Furaha learned this first-hand when she contacted the team here at Reef-World (we coordinate Green Fins internationally) to ask for some help with her first ever beach cleanup event. Here is her story…