Reef-World Launches Green Fins Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star Cleanup Guidelines

New guidance helping marine tourism operators conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups in an environmentally friendly way The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators assess when to conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups and how to … Read more

Scuba Divers Can Now Become Environmentally Certified Through Green Fins

Improving environmental standards is critical because 70% of divers contact the reef while diving and 36% are unaware of doing so The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – is pleased to announce the launch of the new Green Fins Diver e-Course. This new online course is designed to help recreational divers … Read more

Dive Guides Called to Apply for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship

Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Andrea Leeman Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship. As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides … Read more

Green Fins Materials Now Available in Arabic and Japanese

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – along with the Chamber of Diving & Watersports (CDWS) and the SDGs Promotion Secretariat (Onna Village Office in Okinawa) are pleased to announce Arabic and Japanese-speaking dive and snorkel operators can now benefit from environmental resources in their first language. The newly translated Green … Read more

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Pandemic Causes a Surge in Interest in Green Fins Dominican Republic

Going digital is helping to boost the programme’s conservation impact The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – and Reef Check Dominican Republic have adapted to the new situations caused by the pandemic in order to reach even more dive and snorkel operators with their conservation messaging. The … Read more

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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

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

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