Project Aware

Duration 8 minutes 13 seconds

The Project Aware Foundation is a non-profit making organisation (and a registered charity in the UK) dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.

Working with scuba divers and water enthusiasts, Project AWARE have offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland and Japan to combine efforts to conserve aquatic resources in more than 180 countries and territories of the world.

Working with divers and water enthusiasts to combat challenges facing underwater environments, Project AWARE and dedicated volunteers are committed to conservation initiatives including: * Underwater Cleanups and Marine Debris Prevention * Coral Reef Conservation, Monitoring and Data Collection * Shark Education, Reporting and Conservation * Improved Management Policies and Marine Protection Efforts * Environmental Training for Divers and Education Programs for Kids

They were founded in 1989 by a group of environmental advocates at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), who were concerned about emerging threats to the underwater world. In 1992 Project AWARE Foundation became a separate nonprofit organization.

Director, Suzanne Pleydell tells us about the Foundation and how you can get involved.

For more information on The Project Aware Foundation visit their website Project Aware.