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September 2017
In This Issue: First Peru project dedicatedJust weeks until the Seacology Prize CeremonyTips for disaster-relief donorsThe leader of our work in IndiaAnnual report en EspañolVideo tour
A group of Seacology staff and board members and their guests outside the new interpretive center at La Islilla, Peru

Preserving traditional fishing culture in Peru

Our first project in the nation of Peru is now complete. In the coastal town of La Islilla, a new Seacology-funded interpretive center is now open to the public, overlooking nearby Foca (Seal) Island.

Foca sits at the convergence of the Pacific's warm tropical equatorial current and the cold Humboldt current, which fosters a unique habitat for 35 bird species, some of which only breed on the island. In recent years, La Islilla's fishermen have noticed their catches getting smaller as larger fishing boats from outside the area entered their waters. This overfishing also put pressure on the food supply for Foca Island's bird populations, threatening the balance of the ecosystem. | Read more ...

Seacology Prize Ceremony weeks away—RSVP now

Seats are going fast for the 2017 Seacology Prize Ceremony, taking place October 5 in Berkeley, California. If you'd like to attend this free, public event, we urge you to reserve your spot here as soon as possible.

We will reveal the identity of this year's inspiring recipient, and will be making the announcement on our website and social media on the morning of October 5. We hope you'll join us.

Give and volunteer wisely to support disaster victims

Five hurricanes and two huge earthquakes have wrought major destruction in the Gulf of Mexico,the Caribbean, the American Southeast, and beyond in recent weeks. Millions have been affected by severe wind damage, flooding, power outages, and lack of access to clean water and other necessities. | Read more ...

India field representative delights in work well done

Field representatives—the local people who help communities all over the world develop projects with Seacology—are essential to our efforts. Field Rep Vineeta Hoon is an accomplished conservationist and cultural geographer. Her studies and career, which have taken her from the Arctic to the Himalayas to the Sundarbans, have given her a deep knowledge of and appreciation for of the relationships between indigenous people and their lands and waters. She's overseen Seacology's projects in India and Bangladesh since 2010. | Read more...
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Annual report now available in Spanish

Our thanks to longtime volunteer and donor Julissa Westerman and Seacology Program Assistant Christina Oraftik for translating our latest annual report into Spanish. With more projects each year in Latin America, we're happy to be able to introduce our progress from 2016 in the predominant language there. Both the Spanish and English versions can be found here.

Video tour of our work

If you missed it last month, we compiled a video tour of 12 recent Seacology projects. You can check it out on our YouTube or Vimeo channels.
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