Environmental Education Program

In Zanzibar 18% of the population lives below the basic need poverty line. Overfishing and tourism activities increased considerably in the last decade. In this way communities try to provide for themselves. But this also puts intense pressure on the reef: corals are dying and the fish population decreases drastically.

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Village & Coastal Clean-up Project

Millions of animals are killed by plastic every year. From birds to fish and other marine organisms, nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are affected by plastics. Most animal deaths are caused by entanglement or starvation. Almost every species of seabird eats plastic.

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Reef Health Monitoring Program

In Matemwe (north-east of Zanzibar) lies the the Zanzibar Reef. This is a shallow coral reef, providing natural breakwaters which buffer shorelines from waves and storms. Their rough surfaces and complex structures disperse the force of incoming waves. This prevents flooding, erosion, property damage and loss of life.

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Sea Turtle Photo Identification Project

Over the past few decades, there has been a significant decline in global sea turtle populations. Human activities, such as tourism, have resulted in the degradation of nesting beaches. Additionally, the harvesting of sea turtles has led to the majority of sea turtle species being classified as vulnerable or endangered.

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Sailing for Marine Conservation in the Caribbean

An initiative aimed at raising awareness about marine conservation issues in the Caribbean. The project involves a unique sailing expedition that combines adventure, education, and hands-on conservation efforts to protect the delicate marine ecosystems of the Caribbean.

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Coral Nursery Project

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. An enormous diversity of life is found in the habitats created by corals. Did you know about 25% of the ocean’s fish depends on healthy coral reefs. Fish and other organisms shelter, find food, reproduce and raise their babies in the corals.

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About The Living Ocean

The Living Ocean is dedicated to conservation, development and protection of marine ecosystems and all the flora and fauna within. We do this by supporting small, local projects and initiatives.