Seacology

Title

Seacology

Description

Seacology is a nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Berkeley, California that focuses on preserving island ecosystems and cultures around the globe.Seacology was founded in 1991 by ethnobotanist Paul Alan Cox in Hawaii using prize money and consulting fees resulting from his efforts to preserve 30,000 acres (120 km2; 47 sq mi) of rainforest outside the village of Falealupo on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. Seacology is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve both island habitats and cultures by exchanging services for local assistance and cooperation with conservation efforts. As of 2000, it was reported to be the only conservation organization to focus entirely on island preservation. According to their 2010 Annual Report, Seacology has funded over 200 projects globally, and has thereby preserved 957,852 acres (3,876 km2; 1,497 sq mi) of marine habitat and 852,651 acres (3,451 km2; 1,332 sq mi) of terrestrial habitat since it was founded. The island communities that have aided in these efforts have collectively received 104 facilities, including schools, community centers, and other important structures. Educational materials, vital medical services, and environmental training were provided in 36 programs. Created by cofounder Bill Marré in 1992 and underwritten by Ken Murdock in honor of his mother, the Seacology Prize is awarded each year to an indigenous islander based on achievements in island conservation and cultural preservation.

Creator

Goldman Environmental Foundation

Date

1997

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Cox_%26_Senio_1997_Goldman_Environmental_Prize.jpg/800px-Cox_%26_Senio_1997_Goldman_Environmental_Prize.jpg

Relation

Link: Wikipedia

Rights

Source: Seacology. (2012, September 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:17, October 9, 2012, from http://bit.ly/qwaBZi

Publisher

Goldman Environmental Foundation

Contributor

Goldman Environmental Foundation

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Seacology, Nonprofit, Ecosystems, Islands, Conservation, Prize, Cultural Preservation

Coverage

California

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Cox_&_Senio_1997_Goldman_Environmental_Prize.jpg/800px-Cox_&_Senio_1997_Goldman_Environmental_Prize.jpg

Reference

Goldman Environmental Foundation, Seacology, Goldman Environmental Foundation, 1997

Cite As

Goldman Environmental Foundation, “Seacology,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/205.