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Saving Coral Reef Eco Systems


The underwater world needs caring divers and non-divers to conserve the fragile aquatic ecosystems.

Join the actions of concerned individuals, by discovering some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and help to protect and conserve them.

The Project AWARE course is informative, interesting and most importantly, you can make a difference.

Help to make a positive impact against global Earth climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and other world threats to our oceans and the preservation of our coral reefs.

10 STEPS TO SAVE CORAL REEFS

Collectively, these simple steps can make a difference. Your daily actions are effective.

1) Educating the public of the seriousness is imperative. People need to learn, read about, and take action against marine pollution. The more information you learn, the better the actions, with more success directly impacting conservation. Saving the Earth is everyone’s responsibility.

2) Not everyone lives near coral reef formations. However, if you plan a vacation accordingly, it is a great opportunity to visit a local marine park. Volunteer organizations would benefit from your inclusion of their surveys and clean-ups.

3) Take steps lowering your carbon footprint. Planting trees helps to reduce run-off and reverse global warming. Walking or using public transport helps to reduce pollution. Driving cars and industry emit fossil fuels, which increases coral bleaching.

4) Coral reefs are precious. Although they portray a rocky appearance, corals are delicate animals. If you go diving or snorkeling, do it responsibly, using appropriate anchoring techniques and do not touch the reef.

5) Plan to eat sustainable seafood. Seafood Watch produce a pocket guide that highlights seriously overfished species such as Blue fin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Atlantic Cod, Salmon, Sea bass and others.

6) Fertilizer products eventually run into the seas, polluting the water, and harming coral reefs and marine animals. Try to use organic fertilizers that are eco-friendly, to reduce the impact on our water systems.

7) Using water conservatively creates less waste-water. Dispose trash and litter properly. Garbage that ends up in the sea is extremely harmful for marine life animals.

8) You can contact your local governmental representatives and petition them to increase their activities against marine pollution. Peaceful demonstrations are increasingly changing the way that governments act.

9) It makes sense to support ‘eco and reef-friendly’ businesses and organizations. So-called ‘Green’ companies actively engage in conservation activities and sustainable practices. You can learn more about these establishments from the National Green Pages.

10) Scuba divers and water enthusiasts are ambassadors for the underwater world. Spread the message that coral reef formations need our help.

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