2008 Photo Contest Winners Announced!
Reef Check’s International Photography Contest 2008 “What Do Reefs Mean To You?” has concluded! Enthusiasts from over 33 countries and territories around the world submitted close to 300 photos. We would like to thank all of you who helped us promote the contest, submitted photos, voted for favorites, or simply took the time to visit the contest site to check out the photo entries. We would also like to thank contest sponsors Body Glove, Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corporation, ...Read more
COALITION OF 48 LEADING CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS CALLS ON THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT U.S. COASTS AND OCEANSGreenpeace, Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club among groups urging for strong coast and ocean protection during the next U.S. presidential administration
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2008 --/WORLD-WIRE/--Our coasts and oceans face a multitude of threats. Human activities have harmed the health of species and habitats...Read more
The Reef Rescue 2008 Auction is Coming Soon!
The Reef Rescue 2008 online auction opens for bidding on November 5, 2008!
All money raised will help us continue carrying out our mission to protect and rehabilitate reefs worldwide! We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items!
Vote For Your Favorites- Only 5 Days Left! Only 5 days remain until finalists are chosen in Reef Check’s International Photo Contest “What Do Reefs Mean To You?”! Visit http://reefcheck.org/photo_contest/ to vote for your favorites in each of our six categories. It's a tight race in many of the categories, with just a few votes separating the top photos. Voting ends September 30th!
Create Your Own IYOR Song Video and Win $1000! Reef Check, Body ...Read more
International Year of the Reef 2008is uniting efforts from around the world to protect and rehabilitate reefs—become part of the celebration! Listed below are some upcoming events:Read more
During this International Year of the Reef, photographers around the world have entered their photos into Reef Check’s International Photo Contest “What Do Reefs Mean To You?” Pictures speak a thousand words and your images hold the potential to inspire people to take actions that benefit reefs.Everyone is invited to vote for their favorites from September 3– 30, 2008 atRead more
Here are some various updates from Reef Check, ch-ch-ch-check them out!
Reef Check Baja California: New and recertified fishermen monitor Marine Protected Areas of Isla Natividad Greetings Reef Checkers - I have just returned from a very productive trip to Isla Natividad, Baja California Sur. It is an incredible project that we are fortunate to be involved with as partners with the Mexican NGO Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI).
To give you some background, fishermen in Mexico can form cooperatives and gain access to exclusi...Read more
This month’s update features news from around the globe:
Reef Check Madagascar (RCM) will soon celebrate IYOR 2008. In an effort to promote reef conservation through music among local students, RCM will translate the Year of the Reef Song into Malagasy. In addition, they will hold workshops in the localities of Imorona, Voloina, Maroantsetra, and Anjahana during May and June. Further, a coral reef monitoring training will be held, and 16 agents of the local Marine Protected Area will be certified. Anot...Read more
Two more prominent and important people have joined the ranks of those who have signed the Declaration of Reef Rights and pledged to take action to protect reefs: Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono of American Samoa and marine artist Wyland. Both signed the declaration as part of American Samoa’s activities to celebrate both the International Year of the Reef 2008 and Wyland’s new marine life mural at the Executive Office Building in Utulei.
During the ceremony, Governor T...Read more
I am an eighth grader in Chicago at The Chicago City Day School. For the past two years, I have participated in Reef Check’s scientific data collection in the Bimini Islands along with a few of my fellow schoolmates. We stayed on board The Shedd Aquarium’s research boat and conducted numerous studies including counting fish, identifying coral and plant species, and assessing the overall health of the coral itself. This data was posted to Reef Check’s website for review by scientists the world ...Read more