Our conservation successes are natural byproducts of the community development and capacity building work we do in collaboration with, and in response to local interest and demand.
We have found the key to a healthy, happy conservation project is to ensure that the community determines activity priorities and which audiences to focus upon.
We live and work in our work region, hosted by local families and make sure that at least 1/2 of our team members are respected community members.
In response to community demand, we run annual safe whale and dolphin watch training programs, connect women’s art coops with hotels, markets and selling opportunities abroad, collaborate with local restaurants and fishermen to begin exploring sustainable fishery solutions, cleaning up our coast, lagoon and ocean of debris and support green restaurant practices. This scattershot fast and flexible response to community needs has gone a long way toward generating a genuine conservation mentality within the communities where we work.