This is how much YOU contributed to healthier coral reefs – and it’s just the beginning.

12/6/2019

You are amazing.

Thanks to you, we have collected $25.950,00 over our Blue Friday weekend to donate to marine conservation charity The Reef-World Foundation for Green Fins; the sustainable diving initiative it coordinates internationally in partnership with the UN Environment Programme. Thank you!

After reading all of your positive feedback and seeing all of Reef-World’s inspiring and tireless work to promote sustainable diving and snorkeling through Green Fins, we decided that we’re not done here yet.

We will continue to offer our Paralenz Dive Camera+ at a reduced price ($549 / 549€) and donate $50 / 50€ to Green Fins for each camera sold until Christmas. 

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift to yourself or a diver in your life – our donation is your additional gift to the Ocean. 

The impact of this contribution

Samantha Craven, Programmes Manager at The Reef-World Foundation, said: “We’re absolutely blown away by the staggering amount raised. Thank you so much to Paralenz and everyone who contributed! We’re proud to be partnered with a company that is going above and beyond for the environment – not only through their generous donations but also by designing a product with additional functions that help us learn more about the ocean during our dives.

“The vital funds raised will make a huge impact in our work to protect coral reefs around the world through the Green Fins initiative,” she continued. “It’s exciting to hear this campaign is now being extended until Christmas as a result of its astounding success. We look forward to hearing how much more is raised as people snap up this amazing camera in their Christmas shopping.” 

What exactly is the Green Fins initiative?

Green Fins is a unique conservation management approach that unites governments, the diving and snorkeling industry, and communities to protect coral reefs. 

Since its inception in 2004, it has had a visible impact on the protection of our precious coral reefs across 11 countries. Most notably, the program has resulted in a 37% average reduction in direct tourism threats to coral reefs across 56 diving hotspots globally. 

One example is Indonesia. The popularity of diving in this country is growing at a fast pace. While this is great for the local economy, it’s even more important to establish a sustainable infrastructure and environmental practices to prevent damages to marine life.

For this reason, Green Fins’ implementation is key. By reaching the dive industry across the country, the Green Fins Indonesia team can set the bar for environmental standards and make sustainable diving practices the norm in the area.

Read more here.

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