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WiseOceans commitment to marine education and reduction of marine plastic
by WiseOceans (Private sector)
WiseOceans was founded on the belief that education is the key to long-term conservation of our oceans and the resources they provide. By connecting people with the seas and increasing their knowledge of them, we aim to help people to feel empowered and inspired by the positive impact they themselves can have on the oceans.

We pledge to create a dedicated section of our website and social media platforms which will specifically educate the audience on the impacts of marine pollution, namely plastics, and on their land-based sources, by 2018. The approach will not only be informative, but will ask our audience to make one of a choice of commitments to reduce their plastic consumption, thereby generating measurable behavioural change.

We pledge to launch an education programme in the SIDS in which we are active (Seychelles and Mauritius at time of writing), by 2020, which will target marine tourism operators, fishermen and other stakeholders, and which will engage those users on the importance of managing their marine resources in a sustainable way, and will provide the information to enable them to do so.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
January 2018
A dedicated section of our website and social media platforms to specifically educate on the impacts of marine pollution, namely plastics
January 2020
An education programme in the SIDS in which we are active
Other, please specify
Educational resources via website
Other, please specify
Educational workshops, presentations and informative material
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2020
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Abbie Hine, Founder & Managing Director, abbie@wiseoceans.com,
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