Green Fins in Egypt took a leap towards independence and being sustainable

The Chamber of Diving and Watersports is celebrating the first Green Fins trainers to complete the “Train the Trainer” programme in Africa and the Middle East Region The Reef-World Foundation—the international coordinator of UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative—has successfully trained and certified three new Green Fins trainers from the Green Fins Egypt national team. … Read more

Diving Activity at Ras Muhammad Protected Area, South Sinai, Egypt

ECO EGYPT Green List: Travel Sustainably on Your Next Dive Trip to Egypt’s Red Sea

ECO EGYPT and Green Fins collaborate to ease the search for sustainable, environmentally-friendly diving centres across Egypt’s diverse destinations. For the first time, the ECO EGYPT Green List allows divers to view the latest Green Fins certified dive centres and liveaboards, and also provides a list of the most sustainable hotel accommodation, ecolodges and eco-friendly … Read more

Onna Village, First in Japan to Implement Green Fins Environmental Standards

To reduce the pressures on coral reefs and increase the value of sustainable marine tourism The Reef-World Foundation, the Onna Village Diving Association, the local government, and Oceana are delighted to announce that Japan is now the 14th country globally to implement the Green Fins initiative – a UN Environment Programme initiative. Onna Village in … Read more

Green Fins Materials now Available in Bahasa Malaysia

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – and Reef Check Malaysia are pleased to announce that Bahasa Malaysia-speaking dive and snorkel operators can now benefit from environmental resources in their first language.  The Green Fins programme is resuming in the country after a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly … Read more

Reef-World Launches Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Snorkellers

First Green Fins material focused on guidelines for snorkellers The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched a new poster on Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Snorkellers. These guidelines help marine tourism operators inform their guests about environmental best practices while snorkelling in an … Read more

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Reef-World Starts the Year With an Updated Online Course for Dive Professionals

The only environmentally accredited online course for dive professionals gets an update with the latest news from the dive and conservation industry  The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course: new contents in Green … Read more

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Costa Rica First Country in Continental Americas to Implement Green Fins Environmental Standards

Helping the country to achieve the national biodiversity targets The Reef-World Foundation, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and Misión Tiburón are delighted to announce that Costa Rica has joined 13 other countries globally to implement the Green Fins initiative — a UN Environment Programme initiative. Costa Rica is the first country on the  … Read more

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Reef-World Launches Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Underwater Photographers Poster

New guidelines for underwater photographers The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched the newly updated Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Underwater Photographers poster with new guidelines. These guidelines help dive and snorkel operators encourage their guests to follow environmental best practices while taking … Read more

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