Concerned by what they witnessed in the waters around the Maldives, a group of marine biologists formed the Olive Ridley Project in an effort to combat ghost nets (fishing nets that have been discarded or lost at sea), which were entangling and killing large numbers of marine creatures, including the rare Olive Ridley sea turtle.
The Olive Ridley Project is working with local communities, dive operators and resorts to remove ghost nets from reefs, to record data on recovered nets and to spread awareness locally and internationally about the impact of ghost fishing in the Indian Ocean.
The Olive Ridley Project is researching the ghost fishing net problem in the Indian Ocean and is training volunteers to safely remove ghost nets from the marine environment. This reusable protocol was developed to allow biologists and citizen scientists to easily record specific data on collected ghost nets.
Photos by Coco Collection
IUCN Maldives Marine Projects
Poster design, icon design
In collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this poster was produced for the Marine Research Centre in the Maldives, to raise awareness about the man-made and natural threats which affect marine turtles during different stages in their life cycle.
Each stage in the life cycle was illustrated, along with a series of icons to represent the various threats. A map of the Maldives was also included to show the location of nesting grounds.
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou is the mandated Iwi organisation which represents the collective interests of the people of Ngati Porou.
The following pages are from the 2015 Annual Report. The sections of the report highlight different indigenous flora which hold special significance for Ngati Porou.
Feast celebrates the unique cuisine and way of life found on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
Project direction by ExpressPR.
Photos by Brennan Thomas at Strike Photography. www.strikephotography.co.nz
Wahine on Waves
Wahine On Waves brings girls of all ages together, to learn to surf or work on their existing surfing skills. These sessions provide a fun, safe environment which encourages girls to get out on the water and adopt a healthy lifestyle through surfing.