Green Fins is a global conservation programme coordinated internationally by The Reef-World Foundation, supported by the United Nations Environment Programme. It aims to protect coral reefs and reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with marine tourism by developing and promoting a series of sustainable diving and snorkelling guidelines. Since 2004, over 700 marine tourism operators … Read more
The last year has shown us how vulnerable the diving industry is to uncertainty and that sustainability is the key to resilience. Covid-19 has changed travel, brought new economic challenges, and added more rapidly increasing threats to the environment. The pandemic has proven that the health of our planet is unquestionably connected to our way … Read more
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 who are continuing to keep an environmental strategy high on their agenda despite the many changes taking place for travel businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
There’s been lots of talk in the press recently about the negative effect chemical sunscreens might have on coral reefs. This has left many people with lots of questions: which chemicals are problematic, what impact do they have and, if I can’t wear sunscreen, how can I stop myself getting burned? Here, we’ve digested the latest news and science around potentially harmful sunscreen so you don’t have to (unless you really want to!).