Did you know that oceans cover 71% of the globe? They control our climate, drive our economies and contain essential sources of protein for nearly half the world’s population. With less than 1% of oceans under legal protected status, they’re not immune to our often harmful, human influence.
Beyond the beautiful imagery there’s the harsh realization that this environment is fragile and it is up to us to protect it for ourselves, and for future generations. So whether you live next to the beach, on a lake or a river or thousands of miles from a body of water, things you every day impact our oceans.
Contiki actively supports 2 projects involved in the critical task of marine protection. From helping young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef via the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership program, to backing Oceana’s valuable research work in the Mediterranean, our goal is to assist those working to protect our oceans.
Here on Contiki.com, we’ll be creating a hub of oceans information designed to inform, inspire, and compel change. Stay tuned as we keep regularly updating our pages.