PADI AWARE Foundation
PADI AWARE FoundationTM is a non-profit public charity that drives global ocean conservation through local action. PADI AWARE Foundation engages divers and people everywhere to take conservation actions that heal and protect the ocean planet both above and below the surface, further elevating and supporting PADI’s vision to achieve balance between humanity and ocean. Backed by the power of the PADI® brand and supported by the world’s largest global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts and more than 128,000 professional members worldwide, PADI AWARE Foundation leverages the collective influence of divers and the dive industry to address key threats facing the marine environment including climate change, marine habitat loss and vulnerable species protection. PADI AWARE Foundation advances its mission and the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action through underwater citizen science, public policy, education and community grants.
For more information & to support our programs visit: https://www.padiaware.org
Humpbacks and High-rises
Humpbacks and High-rises is an NGO based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Since 2011 they have been running Queensland’s largest marine mammal monitoring program dedicated to the protection and research of marine mammals. Their mission is to ensure present and future generations of the community have access to enjoy, appreciate and care for whales and dolphins through research, rescue and education.
More information about Humpbacks and High-rises at: www.humpbacksandhighrises.org/
Reef Check Australia
Reef Check Australia has been helping people to help reefs since 2001. Reef Check exists because the scale of monitoring and action required to help look out for reefs called for a network of local people united on a global scale. In 1999, the first ever global Reef Check survey into coral reef health showed the power of community involvement with scientific studies – better known as citizen science! It also shed light on the extent of human impact on reefs around the world.
More information about Reef Check at: www.reefcheckaustralia.org/
Since 2006 BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Birds project have been working with hundreds of volunteers around the country to monitor and conservation beach-nesting birds like the Hooded Plover. Due to these species’ wide distribution, and distance between sites, this project utilises people power, or citizen science, to gather enough information to understand these threatened species. As a result, on-ground management, such as nest fencing and signage, is put in place to protect nests and chicks, while education programs inform beach-users on how they can make a difference to these birds’ survival. To find out more and get involved visit www.birdlife.org.au/beach