NPO/NGO in United Kingdom, Bristol
United Kingdom, Bristol
Green Fins is a unique management approach for sustainable marine tourism. Using the passion often found naturally in divers and snorkelers as a springboard for long-term behaviour change from businesses and individuals to save our reefs. Established through a partnership between the UN Environment and The Reef-World Foundation.
- April 2017 - Green Fins member trains Vietnam Government staff to SCUBA dive
- April 2017 - Green Fins members win big at the BlueGreen360 Awards at ADEX 2017
- March 2017 - Green Fins workshop in Pristine Paradise Palau
- December 2016 - Green Fins Philippines – Malapascua members gaining momentum in move towards sustainability
Mission Statement: "To protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving and snorkelling tourism industry." What is Green Fins? Green Fins is a comprehensive approach that encourages dive centres and snorkel operators, local communities and governments to work together to reduce their environmental impacts. This is primarily done through the private sector adopting a Code of Conduct that will help mitigate their impacts when carrying out marine tourism activities. The Code of Conduct consists of 15 points, which target environmental threats posed by the tourism industry, both under water and on land. Green Fins members receive the training and the tools to promote environmental education and awareness, tapping into the tourists and the diving community, which is shifting more and more towards eco-friendly initiatives as a result of the demand from the consumer. Members, who join for free, receive annual assessments, training and feedback to help them achieve the Code of Conduct points, that not only standardises membership but also allows a system for measurable progress and collaboration between stakeholders. Where is Green Fins? There is an ever expanding network of dive operators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Palau Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam who are involved in the project. Green Fins is managed in each country by a National Management Team made up of governmental bodies and often supported by national NGO's.
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