Be A Marine Conservation Volunteer!

Be A Marine Conservation Volunteer!

Posted by Connor Whelan on 17th Jul 2016

There are few things as exhilarating as diving beneath the waves and exploring the spectacular world underwater. From coral reefs to rich marine habitats, the marine life on our planet is nothing short of exceptional. However, the growing threats to our marine ecosystems can no longer be denied. That being said, if you choose to be a marine conservation volunteer, you can take an active role in educating yourself and others, and spreading awareness about proper marine conservation practices.

There are countless opportunities scattered across the world for people to volunteer in a marine conservation capacity. If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with manta rays, or coming face-to-face with a great white shark in a cage dive, then perhaps you should consider this vacation of a lifetime! Regardless of your experience, knowledge, or time constraints, there are projects out there and available for you to join, and the help has never been more important! To be a marine conservation volunteer, you simply need to have the willingness to learn and a passion for protecting the environment. Coral bleaching and rising water temperatures are already threatening some of the most beautiful places on our planet, but there are also many human-induced dangers that threaten our marine ecosystems. By working with local communities and “diving in” to active conservation projects, you can immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind adventure that will leave you rewarded and inspired.

There has never been a better time to be a marine conservation volunteer. As awareness of the dire state of our marine ecosystems grows, more and more projects are appearing, from South Africa to the Maldives and everywhere in between. If you want to leave a positive footprint on the natural world, then take a leap of faith and join the cause!


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