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.