This initiative promotes the protection of the Eastern Pacific’s Marine Biological Corridor in the areas between Coco´s Island and Thermal Dome (Costa Rica), Coiba Island (Panama), Malpelo Island (Colombia) and the Galapagos Archipelago (Ecuador). Although it starts in Costa Rica, we want to extend it to the Galapagos, together with the Ocean Voyagers Institute, our partner NGO that is providing our first vessel. For the operation.
Our goal is to increase international attention and awareness of the threat of overfishing and illegal fishing in this vast area, focusing on surveillance, ghost net removal, education of children and youth, the work of researchers and marine biologists, media coverage and collaboration with governments, local communities and partner NGOs within the framework of the UNESCO’s “Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development” (2021 to 2030).
We work for an active conservation, which appeals to the peace of the oceans by protecting the migratory wildlife of the Pacific´s Marine Biological Corridor. Under the supervision of the competent authorities, we use cutting-edge technologies in detection and control: drones with HD cameras, radar, divers, ecological vessels powered by semi-renewable energy, and a floating communication center.
On the edge of the protected area of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that astonished Jacques-Yves Cousteau, sharks are illegally hunted for their fins. Although it is one of the privileged areas in the world for diving, local authorities cannot provide effective protection to fauna, so For the Oceans and the Czech NGO Justice For Nature joined forces to collaborate with that responsibility.
Costa Rican Thermal Dome
This massive oceanic phenomenon in Costa Rican waters feeds the largest population of humpback whales, but is totally unprotected from the illegal overfishing of yellow fin tuna and other species of fish and marine mammals by large international fleets. We support the creation and monitoring of the Thermal Dome International Underwater Park (a proposal that remains unanswered at the UN since 2016).
West Coast of Costa Rica and Osa Peninsula
It is here where Northern and Southern humpback whale populations come to mate and give birth to their progeny, and where the chain of underwater seamounts begins and extends reaching the Galapagos archipelago. Similarly, it also happens with the female hammerhead sharks that reach Golfo Dulce. The project joins us with the Costa Rican government to monitor and protect the marine areas of the Corcovado and Santa Rosa National Parks.
Education, outreach, media and ethics
Our tools are HD video cameras, drones, radars, scientists and volunteers. Our projection into the future is the collaboration with schools where children and young people will become "Ambassadors for the Oceans" to save the seas of the planet. Education aimed at leaders of the international community and public opinion is the key so that, in addition to being a vital food source, the oceans are also perceived as an essential factor in climate stability, planetary balance and the preservation of biodiversity.
We all can become an "Ambassador for the Oceans", whether by volunteering or supporting this initiative. Both forms of contribution will play a crucial role in this global ocean mission. And you will not only be providing personal or financial support to our campaigns, you will also be part of a new generation of the great "blue family" for the protection of the world's seas health.
Worldwide cooperation with divers "Ambassadors for the Oceans"
Diving organizations from all over the planet can also join our campaigns by summon their clients and colleagues to collaborate in the protection of 7% of the global marine biodiversity found in the surroundings of the Costa Rican Thermal Dome and the Eastern Pacific’s Biological Marine Corridor, and becoming part of the legacy of Captain Cousteau, father of scuba diving, oceanography and underwater cinema.
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