Protect West Papua. Sign the petition now -- link in bio.
Join @bluespherefoundation and @conservationid in telling West Papua's parliament that you support the creation of the world's first Conservation Province. This law will ensure sustainable practices across all industries and longterm environmental health in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.
Excited to be heading back to the Great Barrier Reef this coming Friday with @gbrlegacy. Quite a few years have passed since my last trip to the reef in July 2011. This time round, I'll be joining skipper John Rumney, Director of science and media Dr Dean Miller and the ‘Godfather of Coral’ Dr Charlie Veron as part of an expedition to the remote northern Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef Legacy aims to foster a culture of partnerships - between scientists, educators, media outlets and the public, to encourage all stakeholders involved in the @gbrmarinepark to combine their resources and work together instead of apart.
This expedition, "Search For Solutions" is funded by private and corporate sponsors and hundreds of volunteer hours. It’s a unique operational model that has been designed for maximum collective benefit - to provide cost-effective access to researchers, educators and communicators and to use these assets to amplify the reach of the important scientific work that is being done. By sharing news of discoveries and setbacks with a global audience they hope to start closing the gap between the issues facing the reef and the knowledge and engagement of the general public.
I sincerely hope you will join us on this amazing journey! I'll be posting regular updates from Friday over the week on the Australian Geographic instagram account, as well as my own - in the meantime, please follow @gbrlegacy and @australiangeographic - fingers crossed for a productive expedition, I simply can’t wait to cast my eyes (and lens) on the reef again!
Check out our latest feature by the amazing #bdteam of @beautifuldestinations . Last year we had the pleasure of @loganlambert and @nainoalanger visiting @traccborneo to make an item about our efforts! We will release the video later today on our Facebook and website! Let us know what you think!
. “The most important tool in your camera bag is your voice, which is why #BDTeam traveled to Semporna — a town on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sabah — to give a voice to those who don’t have one. .
We spent two weeks on the island studying marine conservation, and some of the things we learned were shocking. The world's oceans are being destroyed. Ecosystems that have taken thousands of years to grow have been devastated by fish-bombing, coral bleaching, and overfishing — this cannot continue. Humanity is dependent on the vibrancy of these sacred waters, and by using our voices, we can inspire positive action." Join the #BDTeam’s @loganlambert and creator @nainoalanger as they explore the waters near Pom Pom Island in Malaysia alongside the @traccborneo, an environmental organization actively working with volunteer scientists from around the world to restore its coral reefs. Check the link in our bio to learn more about the team’s time in Semporna. (🎥: @loganlambert and @nainoalanger 📍: Semporna, Malaysia)
We spent 3 whole days riding and exploring Rottnest. This little bay was gorgeous - we spotted a ray, lots of coral and fish even a few swim throughs in amongst the limestone coral reefs 🐠☀️🌊 #rottnestisland#westernaustralia#australia
As a child I struggled to engage with works of nonfiction. Looking back, I believe that my lack of interest was due, in large part, to the fact that I never connected with the right books. I’m so grateful to have wonderful books like, The Brilliant Deep to share with my children. Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe tell the story of Ken Nedimyer and his creation of The Coral Restoration Foundation in their captivating book, The Brilliant Deep (Chronicle Books, 2018). Mr. Nedimyer grew up in Florida near the Kennedy Space Center during the time of the Space Race; however, his heart was with the ocean. When the coral reefs started to disappear, he discovered that he could do something to not only help them survive, but thrive. With patience and dedication Mr. Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation volunteers have planted tens of thousands of coral colonies which are reproducing in the ocean off of the Florida Keys!
Although the story of Ken Nedimyer is fascinating in its own right, this book makes it simply irresistible. Ms. Messner has the extraordinary ability to explain the science involved in both the destruction and the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in a way that even young readers can comprehend. Her beautiful text tells this inspiring story with a poignant, recurrent theme of, “It starts with one.” In addition to being wonderfully written, this book easily ranks in my top five most gorgeous books of all time! The vibrant illustrations are simply dazzling. Mr. Forsythe has created page after page of watercolor perfection to tell the story of Mr. Nedimyer and his important work.
As an added bonus, this book includes a glossary as well as information and resources for further investigation of this important and timely topic. I was unaware of Mr. Nedimyer or his work before reading this masterpiece and now I can’t wait to learn more. I’d say that is the mark of nonfiction excellence!
@katemessner @mattforsythe @chroniclebooks
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