Our core projects focus on engaging local communities in taking care of their coastal and marine environment. With initiatives such as coastal clean-up events and educational programmes, we partner with local community groups and organisations to deliver core conservation values to the wider community. Our community engagement events are run on a regular basis throughout the year with the assistance of trained volunteers who have a background in science and education.
Our core projects also include making formal submissions on coastal and marine related policy consultations at a local and national level. Making formal submissions gives us the opportunity to influence policy decisions that can benefit our environment.
Our digital campaigns focus on raising awareness and encouraging discussion of current issues facing our oceans. We can utlise the power of social media to deliver current events, educational material, and other content to highlight a number of marine conservation topics. We also encourage partnerships with independent filmmakers and artists to produce short films, videos and other art to that highlight marine conservation and promote environmental education.
Our core digital campaigns include More Marine ReservesTM, Sustainable Seafood NowTM, and Plastic Free New ZealandTM, and these encompass some of the big issues facing our oceans, both locally and globally. The focus of these campaigns is to promote the value of establishing more marine protected areas in our oceans, the need to develop and improve sustainable fishing practices, and to highlight the issues of anthropogenic pollution such as plastics that are threatening coastal and marine ecosystems.
We encourage establishing partnerships with organisations that share our core values. Together, like-minded organisations can develop and work on collaborative projects to achieve unified goals for the benefit of our environment and community. Many of our activities are in support of, and in partnership with existing groups, and we welcome opportunities to collaborate on conservation and environmental education projects.