LAMAVE

Students offered the chance to help protect giants of the oceans

The University of Plymouth is joining forces with the Ocean Giants Trust to create a series of exciting new opportunities for its marine students. The partnership will award a series of scholarships through which students will be able to complement their studies with work for charities in locations such as Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines and Tanzania. Five scholarships will be available each year to students

Whale Sharks fall into Endangered Status

In the ten years since 2005 the already steep decline in the population of whale sharks around the world has worsened, with total numbers falling by 50% overall. This gentle giant of the oceans is now catalogued as 'endangered' in the Red List of Threatened Species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - THAT IS JUST TWO STEPS AWAY FROM EXTINCTION

LAMAVE’s Conservation through Education Initiative

"We need to reach out and get more people involved in the fight to protect these endangered species”, says Jessica Labaja, Executive Director of our partner LAMAVE. In a bid to engage the grassroots communities around their base in the Bohol Sea, a real bio-diversity hotspot in the vitally important Coral Triangle Region, LAMAVE have launched the initiative ‘Their Future Our Future’. TheirFutureOurFuture |