9 Things You Need to Know about Sunscreen and Coral Reefs

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!). Read more

The Sustainability Interview: Evolution Malapascua

To find out more about what it’s like to be involved in the Green Fins programme, we spoke to Matt Reed from Evolution, Malapascua, which has been a member since 2014. Read more

Top Tips for Creating a Successful Ocean Conservation Fundraising Campaign

Ready to start fundraising but not sure where to start? Here some top tips to help you raise as much as possible. Read more

Demonstrating Marine Conservation Success in the “Village of Coral” – Okinawa, Japan, December 2019

This December, Chloe and I visited Onna Village in Okinawa. Globally renowned for its marine sports, Onna Village recognises its coral reefs as the treasure of the island and has been working to protect them for many years. Despite this, the island’s corals are dying because of the effects of global warming and the village has recognised the need to do more to prevent further damage... and they’re already well underway with their efforts. Read more

Building capacity to expand the adoption of Green Fins in Mabini, Philippines, December 2019

Hear from Reef-World's newest staff member about a recent capacity building trip to train new assessors for the Batangas region of the Philippines. Read more

Inspiring Young Marine Conservation Ambassadors – Dominican Republic, November 2019

It’s an exciting time for us as we plan for a ground-breaking new project which will inspire a generation of Youth Ambassadors for coral reef conservation in the Dominican Republic. Read more

The Sunscreen Interview: Caudalie

The team at Reef-World - which coordinates the Green Fins initiative globally in partnership with the UN Environment Programme - caught up with Caudalie to find out more about reef-safe sunscreen. Read more

Facilitating Independent Expansion – Maldives, November 2019

Reef-World's Director JJ on his recent trip to the stunning Maldives where he was helping build capacity for the Green Fins initiative to expand across the popular tourist island nation. Read more

How to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint While Travelling

People around the world are becoming more aware of the issues around single-use plastic and how to reduce their plastic footprint in day to day life. But what about while travelling? On the road, it can feel even more difficult to reduce your plastic use. But, with a bit of planning, it can be done. And even if everyone made just a few small changes to their plastic consumption, it could have a big impact on the environment. Read more

A history of Green Fins in… the Philippines

About Green Fins in the Philippines where the country is using the initiative to reduce negative environmental impacts on coral reefs as well as managing and preventing potential overtourism. Read more

Developing sustainable tourism practices in Ambon, Indonesia, October 2019

While still a lesser known dive destination – there are only a handful of dive shops in the area – awareness of Ambon among divers is steadily growing. For this reason, Green Fins implementation is key while this relatively “young” dive destination is still developing. By reaching the Ambon dive industry before it gets too big, the Green Fins Indonesia team can set the bar for environmental standards and make sustainable diving practices the norm in the area. Read more