Two weeks ago, on Friday 25 Jauary, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) took the first monumental step towards what promises to be a impactful and valuable adventure across our country’s coastline: the 2013 SAMSA Sea Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour.
The films highlight the fact that the wild coast, whilst still an area of abundant sea life, is taking strain with the huge numbers of people who are forced to strip mussels and oysters from rocks, and comb the shallow waters for crayfish. Permit systems are ineffective, as people cannot support their families with the small allowable catch.
Sylvia Earle is the Sustainable Seas Trust’s first International Patron. It is unlikely that anyone else on the planet is better suited than Sylvia to be an active inspirational figurehead for SST. She is internationally applauded as the ambassador-at-large to the world's oceans. She is also without question one of the world’s most respected biologists, conservationists and oceanographers. Her diving exploits are legendary.
The multidisciplinary research project into the state of food security in the face of climate change in the Hamburg area, funded by START, culminated in a final report and book. The project was filmed (see below) , to show the many different but interconnected aspects to this initiative, as well to discuss broadly some of the key issues that emerged during the research.
On the 1st May 2012, the WIldREACH team and 30 high school students from around Grahamstown had the privilege of escaping off to Port Elizabeth for another unforgettable journey. Read More
Matyholweni… in the bushOn the 17th March 2012, the WildREACH team embarked on a journey to Addo National Elephant Park with 16 inquisitive high school students on board. Filled with nerves, hope and excitement the children from various...
Read about Sustainable Seas Trust in the latest issue of African Diver Magazine!
SST proudly welcomes a new member to our team of ambassadors that represent SST at national and international functions - Rosemary De Vos.
"Without blue, there would be no green"
These words were spoken by Dr. Ben Ngubane, Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) Trustee, to the Global Ocean Forum at COP 17 on 3rd December, the day that SST officially launched SEA Pledge.
Want to know what is happening near you for SEA Pledge Action Day? Check out this list!