On the 15th of October 2018, Ocean Quest Global & Sea Shepherd Dive agreed to conduct the first ever surfer community certification training in Coral Propagation for FEED’s LIVING LEGACY Partner Jongky Surf School. FEED’s in partnership with Urbiz Garden, La Union Soul, Siesta (Yoga) and Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU-North La Union Campus, agreed to contribute the training site and facilities, advise and snorkelling materials in a collaborative effort to ensuring the first ever Coral Propagation in La Union and Luzon/Philippines took place for a surfing community.
In FEED’s adoption of the Ridge to Reef (IUCN) approach to reforestation, its leadership agreed to add the IPSI (the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative) collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value. Which is why “REEForestation” was added to FEED’s climate change “LIVING LEGACY” action programs in 2018.
The first community to receive the Coral Propagation Certificate by Ocean Quest Global & Sea Shepherd Dive was 11 surfers and La Union Surf Club (LUSC)-certified Jongky Surf School, registered in the Municipality of San Juan, La Union – the Surfing Capital of La Union Province in the Philippines.
Thank you Ocean Quest Global & Sea Shepherd Dive for sharing your knowledge, expertise and experience with our community, we hope for more power and impact in your laudable work!
About Ocean Quest Global
Founded in Malaysia in 2010 by Anuar Abdullah, Ocean Quest Global is an environmental organization at work in seven countries through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
After years of research, Ocean Quest Global has created its own techniques, methodology and material for coral reef rehabilitation, which are based on the idea that coral can be restored on a large scale, in an all-natural and non-invasive way.
Through its programs and courses dedicated to securing a sustainable future for coral reefs, the organization focuses on giving back to local communities and protecting the marine environment.
Since February 2016, through a partnership with Sea Shepherd Global, its courses in coral rehabilitation are also offered through Sea Shepherd partner dive centers.
About Sea Shepherd Dive
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Read more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SSCSDive/about/?ref=page_internal
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