Help save our oceans!
Ocean Wishes and Kids Sea Camp: Giving back is our corporate mandate
At Kids Sea Camp and Ocean Wishes, we are dedicated to giving back, by teaching our youth and their families how to responsibly enjoy, preserve and protect our underwater world. Each year Kids Sea Camp contributes over $20,000 to a variety of selected organizations. We encourage you to make a difference too.
Through your financial contribution, you are giving the gift of education to youth and their families providing knowledge and skills on how to enjoy, preserve and protect our underwater world. Your help and our message of awareness, we can make a difference. Kids Sea Camp, Family Dive Adventures, and Oceanwishes.org are active partners with numerous charities and research centers.
Nearly three-quarters of the earth is covered by oceans, changes to the marine environment have a direct effect on the planet, the environment, and ultimately, our lives. Yet, mankind continues to dump, pollute, practice overfishing and in a variety of other ways, contribute to the demise of the ocean and the lives of its inhabitants.
The troubling ocean
It is troubling that over the last century commercial fisheries have drastically reduced fish populations and altered the world’s marine ecosystems. On a global level, most fisheries are poorly managed and fish stocks have been fully exploited (52%), over-exploited (16%), or depleted (7%). The world’s capture fisheries peaked in the late 1980s and, despite increased fishing efforts, catch rates have dropped. More hours on the water for fishermen have yielded fewer and fewer fish.
Put simply, what we take out of the ocean as seafood or by-catch is greater than what the ocean can sustainably provide. We are not only facing a decline in the capacity of our oceans to provide a sustainable food source but we are destroying the basic ecological processes and food chains that we and marine life depend on. Please give back by donating at Oceanwishes.org
Here’s a list of other links to start giving back
Sea Shephard: Kids Sea Camp and Oceanwishes.org supports Sea Shepard and their work worldwide: Assisting in the enforcement of international law under the authority of the United Nations World Charter for Nature.
SMM: The Society for Marine Mammalogy.
WDCS: The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
Woods Hole: Dedicated to the study of marine science and to the education of marine scientists.
Whales on-line: This is a reference and news site dedicated to education for the conservation of whales and their natural habitat.
www.wdhof.org: Woman Divers Hall of Fame Training grants, Scholarships and more
Turtle Hospital is our friend and we love what they do.
http://www.oceanconservancy.org: Advocates for wild, healthy oceans.
The Center for Coastal Studies: Dedicated to research and protection of marine mammals and coastal ecosystems.
Cetacean ByCatch Resource Center: Joining fishermen, scientists, environmental organizations, and the public to find solutions to cetacean bycatch.
IFAW: The International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The International Whaling Commission: The IWC was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.
NAMMCO: The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission.
Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation: It’s Guy Harvey, need we say more.
Reef education, exploration, philanthropy, and fun!
On behalf of the Charles Darwin Foundation, We would like to thank you for your gift to support our work. Thanks for giving back.
At CDF we devote our research to finding solutions to protect the unique array of animals, plants, and people that make Galapagos so special. CDF’s core mission is scientific research and technical assistance that informs sound management and decision making for the long-term conservation of Galapagos. Our supporters are a vital part of the team that helps. CDF continues to meet the challenges of the changing social and environmental landscape of the islands.
Paws to save a life (don’t buy a dog, adopt!) Thousands of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are waiting for a home! Ways you can help below.
- Foster, call your local rescue and be a foster home, there is no cost to you
- Donate to your local rescue or SQ rescue
- Drop off food at your local shelter
- Stop breeding new dogs
- We have the 1000’s of dogs in Carolina that need homes