Every day, scuba divers around the world battle the ocean’s silent killer – marine debris – from beneath the surface. Their mission during this September’s Debris Month of Action? To inspire year-round action to remove, report and prevent underwater debris while combating the growing marine debris problem.
More than six million tons of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year. Once there, our trash accumulates and includes everything from plastic bags, food wrappers and drink bottles to car batteries, fishing nets and industrial waste.
Project AWARE is engaging the dive community in the fight against marine debris. By participating in Debris Month of Action this September, divers and ocean advocates can: (Continue Reading …)
Want to get involved but not sure how to get started?
Check out the Dive Against Debris Event Organizer Kit– Download helpful tools to recruit, organize and recognize your volunteers as well as ideas for how to organize additional activities alongside your survey such as a family fun day, BBQ lunch or fundraiser.
What we do in the next few weeks could make a difference for 11 sharks and rays on the brink. Project AWARE is working with their partners, pounding the pavement harder than ever in the run up to March. We’re meeting with CITES leaders face-to-face to help influence the votes. More than 120,000 shark petition signatures you helped to collect are making a strong argument for change. Now you can send a letter direct to CITES leaders, insisting on international protections for these critical species.
As dive professionals, we know, Extinction is NOT an Option. CITES is the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in existence. Thank you for helping Project AWARE secure the trade protections sharks and rays deserve. www.projectaware.org